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Carles Curto Text: Carles Curto (formerly curator of the Geology Museum, Barcelona) & Jordi Fabre
Alfredo Petrov Translation: Alfredo Petrov
Assistance from John S. White (former Smithsonian curator) John S. White


ANDALUSIA

ALMERÍA

Baryte
Baryte.
Baryte  

TC65NT: Group of very sharp tabular Baryte crystals, translucent and with a white color. The specimen comes from the first finds of quality material at the locality (between September 2002 and March 2003)
El Telegrama adit, La Beltraneja concession, Cortijuelo Mines, Bacares, Comarca Valle del Almanzora, Almería, Andalusia  Spain (09/2002-03/2003)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.6 × 2.4 cm = 2.01” × 1.42” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.98” × 0.55”




Order
Baryte
Baryte  

TC150NY: Group of very sharp tabular Baryte crystals, translucent and with a white color with areas of pale blue. This specimen comes from the first finds of quality material at the locality (between September 2002 and March 2003)
El Telegrama adit, La Beltraneja concession, Cortijuelo Mines, Bacares, Comarca Valle del Almanzora, Almería, Andalusia  Spain (09/2002-03/2003)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 5.4 × 4.5 cm = 3.70” × 2.13” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1 cm = 0.79” × 0.39”




Baryte.
Baryte.
Order
Baryte
Baryte.
Baryte.
Baryte  

TC180NL: Group of very sharp tabular Baryte crystals, translucent and with a soft blue color. The specimen comes from the first finds of quality material in the locality (between September 2002 and March 2003) pale.
El Telegrama adit, La Beltraneja concession, Cortijuelo Mines, Bacares, Comarca Valle del Almanzora, Almería, Andalusia  Spain (09/2002-03/2003)

Specimen size: 13.8 × 8.4 × 5.4 cm = 5.43” × 3.31” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.9 cm = 0.98” × 0.75”




Order

CÓRDOBA

Baryte with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

TC2250NRP: Group of tabular Baryte crystals, with good luster and a color between yellow and brown, on a matrix of Quartz crystals that also largely cover the Baryte. From a classic Spanish locality on which, curiously, despite having been very extensive and having worked for many years, very few quality specimens remain.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 794), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Guillermín Mine, Guillermín Mining Group, Alcaracejos, Comarca Los Pedroches, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (11/2011)

Specimen size: 13 × 9.4 × 2.7 cm = 5.12” × 3.70” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 7.2 × 4.8 cm = 2.83” × 1.89”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

Former collection of Jaume Vilalta



Baryte with Quartz.
Baryte with Quartz.
Baryte with Quartz.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite  

XM65NL: Aggregate of elongated Pyromorphite crystals with deep hopper terminations and very marked parallel growths, with good luster and a slightly greenish brown color, which makes the pieces from this pocket unmistakable. They have become a Spanish classic. The specimen comes from a pocket in an old lead mining area, already exploited in Roman times, and known for previous Pyromorphite finds.
Resuperferolítica claim, Cerro de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Comarca Los Pedroches, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (04/1995)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 1.8 × 1.3 cm = 1.14” × 0.71” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.39” × 0.31”




Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite  

TC95NP: Group of Pyromorphite crystals, on matrix, with a prismatic habit, many of them doubly terminated, with good luster and a yellowish brown color. The specimen comes from an unexpected find in 1995 in an old lead mining area already exploited in Roman times and known for previous Pyromorphite finds, although with a different appearance from this specimen.
Resuperferolítica claim, Cerro de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Comarca Los Pedroches, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (04/1995)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.8 × 2.4 cm = 1.22” × 1.10” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.2 cm = 0.31” × 0.08”




Pyromorphite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

NM16AE3: Aggregate, on matrix, of prismatic crystals, some with deep hollowed terminations, and very well defined parallel growths. Its habit and brown color with greenish shades are very distinctive and make the samples from this find unmistakable and it has become a Spanish classic. The specimen is from a cavity in an old lead mining area of Roman time where Pyromorphites appeared previously.
Resuperferolítica claim, Cerro de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Comarca Los Pedroches, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (04/1995)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.46” × 1.42” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.16” × 0.12”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite  

TC95NA: Very aerial group of Pyromorphite crystals with a prismatic habit, many of them doubly terminated, with good luster and a yellowish brown color. The specimen comes from an unexpected find in 1995 in an old lead mining area already worked in Roman times and known for previous Pyromorphite finds, although with a different appearance from this specimen.
Resuperferolítica claim, Cerro de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Comarca Los Pedroches, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (04/1995)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2.2 × 1.8 cm = 1.54” × 0.87” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.3 cm = 0.39” × 0.12”




Pyromorphite.
Order
Almandine
Almandine. Almandine.

Recorded under neon light
Almandine
 

JAF16AP8: Group of rhombododecahedral Almandine crystals, with very well defined faces and edges, in a mica schist matrix.
The specimen, from a place where few good quality almandines are known, comes from the collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly, and was previously in the collection of José Luís Otero.
Cerro de la Sal Quarry. Dos Puntos claim, Sierra Albarrana, Hornachuelos, Comarca Valle Medio del Guadalquivir, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 8 × 4.8 × 2.7 cm = 3.15” × 1.89” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.2 cm = 1.22” × 0.87”

Former collection of José Luís Otero

Former collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly



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San Andrés Mine Pyromorphite

The small San Andrés Mine in Villaviciosa, Córdoba, produced, over the period 1997-1998, some really great Pyromorphite! The color is a fantastic apple green and their brilliance is typical of the specimens that in the past have made this mine famous. These are, without doubt, the best Pyromorphite found in Europe during the last few years, and they really compete well with the famous American Bunker Hill Pyromorphite, and with the new Chinese ones. The specimens were found in two different pockets. The first one was found in November 1997 and it was called 'Realces' pocket. The second (and last) one was found in November 1998. It was called the 'Geoda del Tunel' pocket. Unfortunately, after these two pockets the mine entrance was blocked by tons of rubble.

Pyromorphite
 

TM89AM1: Group of Pyromorphite crystals with sharp faces and edges, with parallel growths and hopper terminations, with good luster and a very vivid apple-green color. On matrix, with Baryte.
San Andrés Mine, Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 5.5 × 5.2 × 2.9 cm = 2.17” × 2.05” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.28” × 0.20”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Side
Side
Pyromorphite.
Order

San Andrés Mine Pyromorphite (Realces pocket - 11/1997)

The small San Andrés Mine in Villaviciosa, Córdoba, produced, over the period 1997-1998, some really great Pyromorphite! The color is a fantastic apple green and their brilliance is typical of the specimens that in the past have made this mine famous. These are, without doubt, the best Pyromorphite found in Europe during the last few years, and they really compete well with the famous American Bunker Hill Pyromorphite, and with the new Chinese ones. The specimens were found in two different pockets. The first one was found in November 1997 and it was called 'Realces' pocket. The second (and last) one was found in November 1998. It was called the 'Geoda del Tunel' pocket. Unfortunately, after these two pockets the mine entrance was blocked by tons of rubble.

Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite  

SV170NTR: Group of elongatedc crystals of Pyromorphite, very aerial, many of them doubly terminated, with well defined faces and edges and flattened pinacoidal terminations with an extraordinary color and luster.
It comes from one of the best pockets in the San Andrés Mine, in Cordoba, Andalusia.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (11/1997)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.9 × 1.4 cm = 0.87” × 0.75” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.24” × 0.24”




Order
Pyromorphite
 

N36KD0: A very aerial group with green doubly terminated crystals with multiple hexagonal terminations.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (10-11/1997)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.06” × 0.94” × 0.55”




Pyromorphite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NBX76AP6: Aerial group of Pyromorphite crystals with a short prismatic habit, many of them totally or partially doubly terminated. Of a uniform light green color and on a Baryte matrix.
With sharper and more isolated crystals than usual in this deposit.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (10-11/1997)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.7 × 3.7 cm = 1.73” × 1.46” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Order
Pyromorphite
 

N91YAB8: Aggregate of short prismatic crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated and with very well defined faces and edges. They are green in color with slightly yellowish shades and are on matrix. A Spanish classic of a well-known find in 1997.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (10-11/1997)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.9 × 3.7 cm = 2.05” × 1.93” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.39” × 0.31”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.

Recorded under neon light
 

BRM66AO8: Group of prismatic Pyromorphite crystals on matrix, most of them doubly terminated, with an excellent development of faces and edges and with flat pinacoidal terminations. Color and luster are excellent. A glory from the past, coming from one of the best vugs found in the San Andrés mine.
Of great quality, the specimen comes from an important European collection.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (10-11/1997)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 5.1 × 3.5 cm = 2.99” × 2.01” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.28” × 0.24”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Order
Pyromorphite with Baryte

Recorded under neon light
 

NRM49AP6: Well individualized crystals of Pyromorphite with a short prismatic habit, many of them totally or partially doubly terminated, of a uniform light green color and on a Baryte matrix.
A specimen of good size and with abundant Pyromorphite throughout the piece.

San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (10-11/1997)

Specimen size: 9.9 × 7.4 × 6.7 cm = 3.90” × 2.91” × 2.64”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.24” × 0.16”




Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.
Order

San Andrés Mine Pyromorphite (Geoda del Túnel - 11/1998)

The small San Andrés Mine in Villaviciosa, Córdoba, produced, over the period 1997-1998, some really great Pyromorphite! The color is a fantastic apple green and their brilliance is typical of the specimens that in the past have made this mine famous. These are, without doubt, the best Pyromorphite found in Europe during the last few years, and they really compete well with the famous American Bunker Hill Pyromorphite, and with the new Chinese ones. The specimens were found in two different pockets. The first one was found in November 1997 and it was called 'Realces' pocket. The second (and last) one was found in November 1998. It was called the 'Geoda del Túnel' pocket. Unfortunately, after these two pockets the mine entrance was blocked by tons of rubble.

Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite.

Recorded under neon light
Pyromorphite
 

SV350NBX: Group of prismatic crystals on matrix, many of them doubly terminated, with excellent development of faces and edges and flat pinacoidal terminations. The color and brightness are very good.
A glory from the past, coming from one of the best pockets found in the San Andrés Mine.
San Andrés Mine, del tunel pocket, Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (11/1998)

Specimen size: 5 × 4 × 2.4 cm = 1.97” × 1.57” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.24” × 0.24”




Order
Pyromorphite with Baryte

Recorded under neon light
Pyromorphite with Baryte
 

NP74AL0: Group of prismatic crystals on matrix, many of them doubly terminated, with excellent development of faces and edges, some with flat pinacoidal terminations and others with acute polycrystalline terminations. The color and luster are very good. A glory from the past, coming from one of the best vugs found in the San Andrés mine.
The specimen is from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published in the Russian magazine ‘Mineral Observer’ on page 64 in the volume 25, number 2

San Andrés Mine, del tunel pocket, Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (11/1998)

Specimen size: 9 × 6 × 4.5 cm = 3.54” × 2.36” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.28” × 0.20”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar

minID: 67A-4WY



Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.
Order
Pyromorphite with Baryte
Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.

Recorded under neon light
 

NBC10AP7: Groups of prismatic Pyromorphite crystals, many of them doubly terminated, with brilliant luster and an intense green color, on a Baryte matrix.
It comes from the Tunnel pocket which, of the two great finds of Pyromorphite in this mine, was the one that produced specimens with the most vivid color.
San Andrés Mine, del tunel pocket, Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (11/1998)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 7.4 × 5.3 cm = 3.66” × 2.91” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.24” × 0.12”




Order

Granada

Siderite

Recorded under neon light
 

JXA12AP8: Druse of very sharp rhombohedral crystals of Siderite, with good luster and a very dark brown color, almost black.
A typical specimen from the Sierra Nevada that comes from the collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly.
Corral del Veleta, Sierra Nevada, Güéjar Sierra, Comarca Vega de Granada, Granada, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3.8 × 1.2 cm = 2.44” × 1.50” × 0.47”

Former collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly



Siderite.
Order

HUELVA

Andradite with Calcite
Andradite with Calcite.
Andradite with Calcite. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
Andradite with Calcite  

HM140NG: Very aerial group of Andradite crystals with polycrystalline growths on its lustrous faces. Significantly larger and sharper than usual for this locality. Partially included on a Calcite matrix.
Cala Mines, Cala, Comarca Sierra de Huelva, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.7 × 3.4 cm = 2.17” × 1.85” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.5 cm = 1.06” × 0.98”




Order
Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite
 

NB26AJ7: Very sharp disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals with a pseudotetrahedral shape, twinned and with an iridescent superficial patina. They are on matrix with Dolomite, Calcite and Quartz. The sample has been sawed on the base to reduce the matrix. This kind of Chalcopyrite was not known at the locality until now.
Salomón Cut, bench 290, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4 × 2.8 cm = 2.17” × 1.57” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.39” × 0.24”




Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite.
Order
Chalcopyrite with Quartz, Dolomite and Calcite
Chalcopyrite with Quartz, Dolomite and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Quartz, Dolomite and Calcite.
 

NA14AJ7: Very sharp disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals with a pseudotetrahedral shape, some of them with very well defined parallel growths. They are very bright and are on a matrix with Dolomite, Calcite and Quartz. The sample has been sawed on the lower part to reduce the matrix. This kind of Chalcopyrite was not known at the locality until now.
Salomón Cut, bench 290, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.4 × 2.5 cm = 2.48” × 1.73” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.16” × 0.12”




Order
Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite
 

NK36AJ7: Sharp disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals with a pseudotetrahedral shape. They are twinned and have a superficial metallic patina and are on a matrix with Dolomite and Calcite. This kind of Chalcopyrite was not known at the locality until now.
Salomón Cut, bench 290, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6 × 3.2 cm = 2.83” × 2.36” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24” × 0.20”




Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite.
Order
Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite
Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite.
 

NH56AJ7: Sharp disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals with a pseudotetrahedral shape. They are twinned and have a superficial metallic patina and are on a matrix with Dolomite and Calcite. The sample has been sawed on the lower part to reduce the matrix. This kind of Chalcopyrite was not known at the locality until now.
Salomón Cut, bench 290, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 7.8 × 5.6 × 5.2 cm = 3.07” × 2.20” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.39” × 0.39”




Order
Chalcopyrite with Gypsum, Dolomite and Calcite
 

NC13AM7: Very sharp disphenoidal crystals of Chalcopyrite with a pseudotetrahedral habit, twinned and with a superficial metallic tarnish. On matrix, with Gypsum and Dolomite and Calcite crystals. This type of specimen was unknown from the locality until this find.
Salomón Cut, bench 290, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 8.7 × 4.8 × 6 cm = 3.43” × 1.89” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.39” × 0.24”




Chalcopyrite with Gypsum, Dolomite and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Gypsum, Dolomite and Calcite.
Order
Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite
Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite.
Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite
 

SV120RCX: Very sharp bisphenoidal crystals of Chalcopyrite with a pseudotetrahedral habit, twinned and with the good color and luster characteristic of the species. They appear with Dolomite crystals embedded in a matrix of Calcite. This type of specimen was unknown at the locality until this find.
Salomón Cut, bench 290, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 8.9 × 5 × 4.7 cm = 3.50” × 1.97” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16”




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HUELVA / Iridiscent Goethite

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Goethite

Recorded under neon light
 

JAL66AP8: Compared with other goethites from southern Spain, those found in the La Lapilla mine stand out for their delicate latticed growths and very fine arched structures, sometimes almost filamentous, that add to the quality and vivid brilliance of its metallic iridescences, with blue, ocher and reddish reflections, with a predominance of metallic greyish.
The specimen comes from the collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly.
La Lapilla Mine, La Lapilla, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (03-04/2008)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.5 × 5.2 cm = 3.03” × 2.56” × 2.05”

Former collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly



Goethite. Front
Front
Goethite. Rear
Rear
Goethite.
Order
Goethite
Goethite.
 

NH7AC2: Botryoidal growths with intense metallic-iridescent patinas, very bright and showing strongly contrasting coloration, with dominant red, yellowish and orange shades. These growths contrast with a later phase with smaller and grayish botryoidal forms. The sample is from a famous 2007 find.
Filón Sur open pit, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (05-10/2007)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.7 × 1.7 cm = 1.26” × 1.06” × 0.67”




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HUELVA / Mimetite specimens from Tharsis, Spain

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Mimetite with Beudantite
Mimetite with Beudantite  

SM65NTB: Small but very sharp tabular Mimetite crystals of excellent quality. In groups or isolated, they have very well defined faces and edges, with a bright luster and an intense and uniform yellow-orange color. On a limonite matrix with botryoidal growths of Beudantite microcrystals. Both the Mimetite and Beudantite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of both analyses to the buyer.
Filón Sur open pit, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (09-10/2011)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.4 × 0.9 cm = 1.06” × 0.94” × 0.35”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.16” × 0.12”




Mimetite with Beudantite.
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Mimetite with Beudantite
Mimetite with Beudantite. Mimetite with Beudantite.
 

NY60AA3: Small but very sharp tabular Mimetite crystals of excellent quality. Grouped or isolated, they always have very well defined faces and edges, are bright and have a very intense and uniform yellow color and are on a limonite matrix with botryoidal growths of Beudantite in micro-crystals. Both the Mimetite and Beudantite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Filón Sur open pit, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (09-10/2011)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.9 × 2.2 cm = 1.22” × 0.75” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.16” × 0.08”




Order
Mimetite
 

NA13AG0: Druse of Mimetite crystals on a rock matrix that resemble the English campylites, with a spheroidal shape but very well-defined faces and edges. They are bright, with a color between yellow and deep olive green. The sample is from a recent find at Tharsis.
Filón Sur open pit (external), Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (30/04/2017)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 3.2 × 1.9 cm = 1.26” × 1.26” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”




Mimetite. Mimetite.
Order
Mimetite with Beudantite
Mimetite with Beudantite.
Mimetite with Beudantite.
Mimetite with Beudantite  

SM65NBA: Small but very sharp tabular Mimetite crystals of excellent quality. In groups or isolated, they have very well defined faces and edges, bright luster, and an intense and uniform yellow color, on a limonite matrix with botryoidal growths of Beudantite microcrystals. Both the Mimetite and Beudantite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of both analyses to the buyer.
Filón Sur open pit, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (09-10/2011)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.7 × 3.6 cm = 1.30” × 1.06” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.1 cm = 0.12” × 0.04”




Order
Mimetite
 

NB12AG0: Druse of Mimetite crystals on a rock matrix that resemble the English campylites, with a spheroidal shape but very well-defined faces and edges. They are bright, with a color between yellow and deep olive green. The sample is from a recent find at Tharsis.
Filón Sur open pit (external), Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (30/04/2017)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 2.3 × 3.3 cm = 1.81” × 0.91” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”




Mimetite. Mimetite.
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Mimetite with Beudantite
Mimetite with Beudantite.
Mimetite with Beudantite.
Mimetite with Beudantite  

SM230VAB: Thick tabular crystals of Mimetite, very sharp and of excellent quality, in groups or isolated, with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, with great luster and an intense color between orange and yellow, on a limonite matrix with botryoidal growths of Beudantite microcrystals. Both the Mimetite and Beudantite were analyzed and we will send a copy of both analyses to the buyer.
Filón Sur open pit, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (9-10/2011)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.4 × 1.6 cm = 2.01” × 1.34” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”




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Mimetite with Beudantite
Mimetite with Beudantite  

SM70NHZ: Small but very sharp tabular Mimetite crystals of excellent quality. In groups or isolated, they have very well defined faces and edges, with a bright luster and an intense and uniform yellow-orange color. On a limonite matrix with botryoidal growths of Beudantite microcrystals. Both the Mimetite and Beudantite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of both analyses to the buyer.
Filón Sur open pit, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (09-10/2011)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.2 × 3.7 cm = 2.28” × 2.05” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.08” × 0.04”




Mimetite with Beudantite.
Mimetite with Beudantite.
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JAÉN

Celestine
Celestine.
Celestine  

HM60NA: Group of very sharp Celestine crystals with a short prismatic habit, translucent, shiny and with a vivid and uniform sky-blue color.
Minerama II claim, Puente Tablas, Jaén city, Jaén, Comarca Metropolitana de Jaén, Andalusia  Spain (2003)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.5 × 3.7 cm = 1.93” × 1.77” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.5 cm = 1.02” × 0.59”




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Galena

Recorded under neon light
Galena
 

SV90RCX: Intergrowth formed by a group of three main Galena crystals with visible and very smooth cube faces, along with figures of the cube-octahedron with graphic texture. Very clean and with a satiny metallic luster characteristic for the species. This specimen comes from a classic deposit of Spanish mineralogy, the La Cruz mine group in Jaén, Andalusia, from which not too many specimens are seen anymore on the mineralogical circuit.
La Cruz mining group, La Cruz vein, Linares, Comarca Sierra Morena, Jaén, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.3 × 5 × 2.2 cm = 2.48” × 1.97” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.1 cm = 1.06” × 0.83”




Galena.
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Cerussite with Galena
Cerussite with Galena. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cerussite with Galena. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cerussite with Galena  

HM170NA: Groups of Cerussite crystals with good terminations, translucent, shiny and on a Galena matrix. The specimen comes from one of the great classical localities of the Spanish mineralogy.
La Cruz mining group, La Cruz vein, shaft 5, Linares, Comarca Sierra Morena, Jaén, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3 × 2.1 cm = 2.13” × 1.18” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.4 cm = 0.55” × 0.55”




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MÁLAGA

Calcite with limonite

Recorded under neon light
 

JJK26AP8: Sharp and flattened rhombohedral crystals of Calcite with geometric phantom growths, between transparent and translucent, with bright luster, on a limonite matrix in parallel columnar growth due to its pseudomorphing the original Goethite.
The specimen comes from the collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly.
Trinidad Mine, Cerros del Romeral y Pechón, Benalmádena-Mijas, Comarca Costa del Sol Occidental, Málaga, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 8.1 × 5.9 × 3 cm = 3.19” × 2.32” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.43” × 0.39”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly



Calcite with limonite. Calcite with limonite.
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MÁLAGA / Blue Quartz with Magnesioriebeckite

In the Ofite quarries in the provinces of Málaga and Jaén they find these blue Quartz, whose color is due to inclusions of Magnesioriebeckite. The crystals are often doubly terminated.

Quartz with Magnesioriebeckite inclusions
Quartz with Magnesioriebeckite inclusions.
Quartz with Magnesioriebeckite inclusions  

SM60NAT: Quartz crystals, on matrix, with a clearly bipyramidal habit formed by two rhombohedra with very thin prism faces, practically non-existent, which is rare in Quartz. The crystals are lustrous and exhibit an intense blue color due to Magnesioriebeckite inclusions.
Acedo Claim (Juanona Quarry), Juanona, Antequera, Comarca de Antequera, Málaga, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.4 × 1.8 cm = 1.54” × 1.34” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.8 cm = 0.43” × 0.31”




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SEVILLE

Chalcocite with Pyrite
 

NV13AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form flattened twins with well defined faces and edges, brilliant, on matrix, with very vivid metallic blue iridescent Pyrite coatings. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.5 × 0.8 cm = 0.94” × 0.59” × 0.31”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.16” × 0.16”


minID: VYJ-RN9



Chalcocite with Pyrite. Chalcocite with Pyrite.
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Chalcocite
Chalcocite. Chalcocite.
 

NX16AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, shiny, on matrix. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.9 × 0.3 cm = 1.10” × 0.75” × 0.12”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”


minID: LAL-EYH



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Chalcocite with Pyrite
Chalcocite with Pyrite  

TC2220NKF: Very sharp lamellar Chalcocite crystals with a hexagonal outline and on Pyrite matrix. The specimen came from the last finds before the definitive closure of the open pit operations at this mine. Them were analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (09-11/2019)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.3 × 2 cm = 1.38” × 0.91” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.2 cm = 0.24” × 0.08”

With analysis copy



Chalcocite with Pyrite.
Chalcocite with Pyrite.
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Chalcocite with Pyrite
Chalcocite with Pyrite. Chalcocite with Pyrite.
 

NF56AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, bright, on matrix with crystalline Pyrite inclusions. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.2 × 1.1 cm = 1.42” × 1.26” × 0.43”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × o.2 cm = 0.16” × 0.00”


minID: ANN-38Q



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Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite
 

NH47AL5: Growth on matrix of highly profiled Chalcocite crystals that form flattened twins with a hexagonal outline, with very well defined faces and edges, lustrous, on matrix, with antimony-rich Tennantite- (Fe) and Pyrite coatings. These pieces were analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.4 × 1.5 cm = 1.54” × 1.34” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.28” × 0.16”


minID: 21P-QJY



Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite. Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite.
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Chalcocite with Pyrite
Chalcocite with Pyrite. Chalcocite with Pyrite.
 

NR11AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, shiny, on matrix. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.2 × 1.3 cm = 1.61” × 0.87” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”


minID: RDR-DUL



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Chalcocite on Pyrite
 

NC27AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals, twinned, with well defined faces and edges, flattened, shiny, and on matrix. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.6 × 3.2 cm = 1.61” × 1.42” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.4 cm = 0.35” × 0.16”


minID: GQU-24U



Chalcocite on Pyrite. Chalcocite on Pyrite.
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Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite
Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite. Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite.
 

NG66AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, lustrous, on matrix, with antimony-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and coatings of iridescent botryoidal Pyrite dominated by purple tones. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4 × 3.3 cm = 1.73” × 1.57” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.24” × 0.16”


minID: XFX-CPP



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Chalcocite with Pyrite
 

NB97AL5: Growth on matrix of highly profiled Chalcocite crystals that form flattened twins with a hexagonal outline, with very well defined faces and edges, with good luster, on matrix, with iridescent Pyrite crystal coatings of mauve and dominant blue tones. These specimens were analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.9 × 2.7 × 3.4 cm = 1.93” × 1.06” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.28” × 0.24”


minID: MU0-10X



Chalcocite with Pyrite. Chalcocite with Pyrite.
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Chalcocite with Pyrite
Chalcocite with Pyrite. Chalcocite with Pyrite.
 

NJ13AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, shiny, on matrix, with very vivid metallic blue iridescent Pyrite coatings. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.5 × 0.7 cm = 1.93” × 1.38” × 0.28”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”


minID: D61-NA5



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Chalcocite with Calcite
 

ND26AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, with good luster, on a matrix covered with small white Calcite crystals. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.5 × 1.6 cm = 2.17” × 1.38” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16”


minID: 3J3-ALD



Chalcocite with Calcite. Chalcocite with Calcite.
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Chalcocite with Pyrite
Chalcocite with Pyrite. Chalcocite with Pyrite.
 

NB14AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form flattened twins with well defined faces and edges, bright, and on matrix. With Pyrite coatings. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.6 × 3.1 cm = 2.40” × 1.81” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”


minID: TW4-YW1



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Chalcocite with Calcite and Pyrite
 

NA49AL5: Growth on matrix of highly profiled Chalcocite crystals that form thick twins with a hexagonal outline, with very well defined faces and edges, bright, on matrix, with Calcite crystal coatings and Pyrite microcrystals. These specimens were analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.7 × 5.4 cm = 2.40” × 2.24” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31” × 0.28”

Calcite very fluorescent and phosphorescent short UV

minID: J86-M68



Chalcocite with Calcite and Pyrite. Chalcocite with Calcite and Pyrite.
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Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite
Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite. Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite.
 

NE11AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, lustrous, on matrix, with tetrahedral crystals of antimony-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and coatings of botryoidal pyrite. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.4 × 2.7 cm = 2.56” × 1.73” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”


minID: 8L8-9GG



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Chalcocite with Calcite and Pyrite
Chalcocite with Calcite and Pyrite  

TC280NC: Growth of very sharp crystals of Chalcocite that form thick twins with a hexagonal outline, with very well defined and shiny faces and edges, on matrix, covered by Calcite crystals and Pyrite microcrystals. These specimens have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2019)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 6.4 × 3.6 cm = 2.80” × 2.52” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.39” × 0.39”




Chalcocite with Calcite and Pyrite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Chalcocite with Calcite and Pyrite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Chalcocite with Pyrite
Chalcocite with Pyrite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Chalcocite with Pyrite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

JXR92AP8: Very sharp crystals of Chalcocite, of very good size, twinned, with faces and edges very well defined, flattened, extraordinarily lustrous and on a Pyrite matrix. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
It comes from the collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly.
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 4.1 × 4.7 cm = 3.23” × 1.61” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.7 cm = 0.94” × 0.28”

Former collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly



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Chalcocite with Calcite
 

NZ89AL5: Growth on matrix of highly profiled Chalcocite crystals that form thick twins with a hexagonal outline, with very well defined faces and edges, bright, on matrix, with Calcite crystal coatings. These specimens were analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 8.5 × 6.3 × 3.6 cm = 3.35” × 2.48” × 1.42”

Calcite very fluorescent and phosphorescent short UV

minID: YY9-XR4



Chalcocite with Calcite. Chalcocite with Calcite.
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Chalcocite with Pyrite
Chalcocite with Pyrite. Front
Front
Chalcocite with Pyrite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

TMA1AP8: Very sharp crystals of Chalcocite, of very good size, twinned, with faces and edges very well defined, flattened, very lustrous, and on a Pyrite matrix.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 5 × 4.2 cm = 3.43” × 1.97” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.5 cm = 0.59” × 0.59”




Order
Chalcocite with Pyrite

Recorded under neon light
 

NMB27AP0: Druse of very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with very well defined faces and edges, flattened, lustrous, and on an unaltered Pyrite matrix.
This specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 9.8 × 9.5 × 8.3 cm = 3.86” × 3.74” × 3.27”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.20” × 0.20”

With analysis copy



Chalcocite with Pyrite. Chalcocite with Pyrite.
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Chalcocite with Pyrite
Chalcocite with Pyrite.
Chalcocite with Pyrite.
Chalcocite with Pyrite  

TC2110NCY: Very sharp lamellar Chalcocite crystals with a hexagonal outline and on Pyrite matrix. The specimen came from the last finds before the definitive closure of the open pit operations at this mine. Them were analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 9.1 × 4.8 cm = 4.13” × 3.58” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”

With analysis copy



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Bornite after Chalcocite
Bornite after Chalcocite  

SM160NLN: Bornite with bluish metallic tones pseudomorphic after twinned crystals of Chalcocite. The specimen comes from the last find before the definitive closure of open-pit mining here, and this is the first time that collector quality Bornite has appeared at this locality.
These specimens has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.3 × 2 cm = 0.94” × 0.91” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.1 cm = 0.51” × 0.43”

With analysis copy



Bornite after Chalcocite.
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Bornite after Chalcocite
Bornite after Chalcocite.
Bornite after Chalcocite  

SM160NYG: Bornite with bluish metallic tones pseudomorphic after twinned crystals of Chalcocite. The specimen comes from the last find before the definitive closure of open-pit mining here, and this is the first time that collector quality Bornite has appeared at this locality.
These specimens has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.4 × 1 cm = 1.65” × 0.94” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.24” × 0.16”

With analysis copy



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Bornite after Chalcocite and with Calcite
Bornite after Chalcocite and with Calcite  

TC220NZ: Group of very sharp Bornite pseudomorphs after Chalcocite crystals, as thick twins with a hexagonal outline, with very well defined faces and edges, brilliant and with intense metallic iridescence. The Bornite appears on a matrix with Calcite crystal coatings. These specimens have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 5.3 × 2.6 cm = 2.80” × 2.09” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.24” × 0.12”




Bornite after Chalcocite and with Calcite.
Bornite after Chalcocite and with Calcite.
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Tennantite-(Fe) with Chalcocite
Tennantite-(Fe) with Chalcocite. Tennantite-(Fe) with Chalcocite.
 

NC14AM5: Groups of small crystals of Tennantite-(Fe), with very bright luster, forming parallel growths in some areas and with the dominant faces of a tetrahedron accompanied by minor forms. On matrix, associated with lustrous twinned crystals of Chalcocite. This specimen, which came from the last find before the definitive closure of open pit exploitation at this mine, has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.6 × 0.7 cm = 1.73” × 1.42” × 0.28”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.2 cm = 0.39” × 0.08”




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Tennantite-(Fe)
 

NF16AM4: Shiny, dark gray crystals of Tennantite-(Fe) with a very unusual crystallographic habit.
The specimen comes from the last find before the definitive closure of the open pit operations at this mine. It has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.3 × 2.7 cm = 2.40” × 1.69” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.16” × 0.16”




Tennantite-(Fe). Tennantite-(Fe).
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Tennantite-(Fe) coating Chalcocite
Tennantite-(Fe) coating Chalcocite. Tennantite-(Fe) coating Chalcocite.
 

NT14AM4: Shiny Tennantite-(Fe) crystals with dark gray tones, with a very unusual crystallographic habit and covering twinned Chalcocite crystals.
The specimen comes from the last find before the definitive closure of the open pit operations at this mine. It has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.6 × 4.1 cm = 2.44” × 1.81” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.16” × 0.16”




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Tennantite-(Fe) (variety Sb-bearing tennantite) with Chalcocite and Pyrite
Tennantite-(Fe) (variety Sb-bearing tennantite) with Chalcocite and Pyrite  

TC290NXM: Groups of small Tennantite-(Fe) crystals, with the dominant crystal forms of the tetrahedron accompanied by minor forms. On matrix, with shiny twinned Chalcocite crystals and small groups of Pyrite crystals. The specimen comes from the lasts discoveries before the definitive closure of open pit operations at this mine. It is an antimony-bearing variety, as analysis showed a significant antimony content. We will send a copy of this analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (09-11/2019)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4.5 × 1.4 cm = 2.68” × 1.77” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.16” × 0.08”

With analysis copy



Tennantite-(Fe) (variety Sb-bearing tennantite) with Chalcocite and Pyrite.
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Tennantite-(Fe) with Chalcocite
Tennantite-(Fe) with Chalcocite. Tennantite-(Fe) with Chalcocite.
 

NC47AM5: Groups of small crystals of Tennantite-(Fe), with very bright luster, forming parallel growths in some areas and with the dominant faces of a tetrahedron accompanied by minor forms. On matrix, associated with lustrous twinned crystals of Chalcocite. This specimen, which came from the last find before the definitive closure of open pit exploitation at this mine, has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.6 × 1 cm = 2.95” × 2.60” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.28” × 0.20”




Order

ARAGON

Pyrite (octahedral)

Recorded under neon light
Pyrite (octahedral)
 

SM120NHB: Very sharp and lustrous octahedral Pyrite crystal growths. Curiously, octahedral pyrite is quite a rarity in Spanish mineralogy, especially in this case since it comes from a little-known Aragonese locality.
Carmen y Pura Group of mines, Foz-Calanda, Comarca Bajo Aragón, Teruel, Aragon  Spain (01/2013)

Specimen size: 10.8 × 9.4 × 5.2 cm = 4.25” × 3.70” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.4 cm = 0.47” × 0.16”




Pyrite (octahedral).
Pyrite (octahedral).
Order
Calcite
Calcite.
Calcite.
Calcite.
Calcite  

TC70NL: A vug with very sharp scalenohedral Calcite crystals, translucent, with good luster, and a white color, on matrix.
Clay Quarry, La Cañada de Verich, Comarca del Bajo Aragón, Teruel, Aragon  Spain (10/2011)

Specimen size: 14.2 × 8.5 × 4.2 cm = 5.59” × 3.35” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1 cm = 0.79” × 0.39”




Order

ASTURIAS (Principality of Asturias)

Löllingite with Diopsido and chrysotile
Löllingite with Diopsido and chrysotile  

HM60PC: Löllingite crystals with well defined faces, lenticular habit and polycrystalline growths. On matrix, with small Diopside crystals and fibrous Chrysotile growths.
Carlés-Norte cut, Carlés Mine, Ballotal-El Fuxaco, Carlés, Salas, Comarca Valle del Narcea, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.6 × 4 cm = 1.85” × 1.81” × 1.57”




Löllingite with Diopsido and chrysotile.
Order
Pyrite with Calcite
Pyrite with Calcite.
Pyrite with Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
Pyrite with Calcite
 

XM2170MBR: A rarity. Groups of lustrous, isolated and arborescent Pyrite crystals that have grown on a Calcite scalenohedron formed by polycrystalline growths clearly developed at the top of the crystal. They are lustrous and snow-white in color, giving a beautiful color contrast with the Pyrite. A very unusual habit for the deposit.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (1978)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.4 × 4.4 cm = 2.32” × 1.73” × 1.73”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Order
Calcite with Dolomite, Fluorite and Pyrite

Recorded under neon light
Calcite with Dolomite, Fluorite and Pyrite
 

XM2180TAH: Group of scalenohedral Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, doubly terminated and with complete polycrystalline terminations. This crystal is translucent, but transparent towards the ends, cream-white in color and implanted on a matrix of rock partially covered by yellowish Fluorite crystals and small white Dolomite crystals. On the back of the piece the matrix is almost totally covered by tiny greyish crystals of Pyrite.
The specimen comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez Pérez (number 835) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (±2014)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 7.7 × 5.1 cm = 3.70” × 3.03” × 2.01”

Main crystal size: 6.2 × 4.7 cm = 2.44” × 1.85”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Calcite with Dolomite, Fluorite and Pyrite.
Order
Calcite with Fluorite and Dolomite
Calcite with Fluorite and Dolomite.
 

TF6AM6: Complex Calcite crystal, very rich in crystal forms, translucent, lustrous, on matrix, with yellow Fluorite crystals and small white Dolomite rhombohedra.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain

Specimen size: 9.5 × 7.1 × 2.9 cm = 3.74” × 2.80” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 4.8 × 2.8 cm = 1.89” × 1.10”




Order
Calcite with Fluorite
 

NG27AJ5: Groups of complex Calcite crystals, very rich in faces with a predominant rhombohedron and a rounded shape. They are translucent and bright, slightly yellowish, and are on matrix with Fluorite. Very different than the usual Calcites form this prolific locality.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (06-07/2018)

Specimen size: 10.8 × 10.7 × 6.3 cm = 4.25” × 4.21” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 3 cm = 1.61” × 1.18”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Calcite with Fluorite. Calcite with Fluorite.
Order
Calcite with Quartz and Baryte
Calcite with Quartz and Baryte. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Calcite with Quartz and Baryte. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

NXF51AP9: Druse of complex Calcite crystals, between transparent and translucent, very lustrous, with coatings of Quartz microcrystals and white Baryte aggregates. Unusual crystallography for the deposit.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain

Specimen size: 15.4 × 14.3 × 8.9 cm = 6.06” × 5.63” × 3.50”

Main crystal size: 5.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.13” × 0.94”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Order
Calcite with Fluorite, Baryte and Dolomite

Recorded under neon light
Calcite with Fluorite, Baryte and Dolomite
 

TC2480NMA: Complex Calcite crystals with a spheroidal shape, transparent, with good luster and on a matrix of transparent and yellow Fluorite crystals. With tabular Baryte crystals and white Dolomite crystals coatings.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (2019)

Specimen size: 16.8 × 14.2 × 9.9 cm = 6.61” × 5.59” × 3.90”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 2 cm = 1.73” × 0.79”




Calcite with Fluorite, Baryte and Dolomite.
Calcite with Fluorite, Baryte and Dolomite.
Order
Baryte
Baryte. Baryte.
 

NR16AC9: Aggregate of very sharp tabular Baryte crystals with zones that have a dominant sky blue color and others with a white color and geometric zones on the edges.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (2011)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.6 × 3 cm = 2.44” × 2.20” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.6 cm = 0.91” × 0.63”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Order
Baryte with Fluorite and Dolomite
Baryte with Fluorite and Dolomite  

SM85NRC: Very sharp and aerial crystals of Baryte, between transparent and translucent, lustrous and blue, with fine geometric color zoning. On a matrix of Fluorite crystals with good luster and a deep honey-yellow color, and small white Dolomite crystals.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (±1995)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.8 × 2.4 cm = 2.76” × 1.89” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.79” × 0.67”




Baryte with Fluorite and Dolomite.
Order
Baryte with Calcite
Baryte with Calcite. Front
Front
Baryte with Calcite. Side
Side
Baryte with Calcite. Side
Side
Baryte with Calcite  

EG96AI7: Group of very sharp and thick tabular Baryte crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with parallel growths, translucent, bright, with a pale sky blue color, with complex translucent and bright Calcite crystals and partially bordered by small white Dolomite crystals.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (1992)

Specimen size: 7 × 6.2 × 4.7 cm = 2.76” × 2.44” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 1.73” × 1.26”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



Order
Baryte with Dolomite
 

NK47AL0: Rosette aggregates of platy Baryte crystals, translucent, lustrous, of a uniform light blue color, partially covered by white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with the typical “saddle” habit. The specimen, with a type of aggregate unusual for the locality, comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (No. 491), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 8.7 × 5.7 cm = 3.78” × 3.43” × 2.24”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

minID: CL0-FKA



Baryte with Dolomite. Baryte with Dolomite.
Order
Baryte with Calcite and Fluorite
Baryte with Calcite and Fluorite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NFH46AO2: Cream-colored Calcite crystals with a lenticular shape, one of them clearly dominant, with transparent tabular Baryte crystals with a yellow color instead of the more frequent blue. Also white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals and a matrix of transparent Fluorite crystals with an intense yellow color, with fine coatings of metallic sulphides.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (2019)

Specimen size: 12.3 × 7.8 × 6.8 cm = 4.84” × 3.07” × 2.68”

Main crystal size: 4 × 2.9 cm = 1.57” × 1.14”

Fluorite extremely fluorescent long & short UV



Order
Baryte with Calcite, Dolomite and Fluorite
 

NQ53AM5: Druse of transparent yellow Fluorite crystals, largely covered by very sharp lamellar crystals of Baryte, lustrous, transparent and with a pale yellow color, with complex white Calcite crystals and small rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. Very different from other specimens from this popular locality.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 16.1 × 12.7 × 8.8 cm = 6.34” × 5.00” × 3.46”




Baryte with Calcite, Dolomite and Fluorite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Baryte with Calcite, Dolomite and Fluorite. Detail with led light
Detail with led light
Baryte with Calcite, Dolomite and Fluorite. Detail with led light
Detail with led light
Order
Baryte with Dolomite
Baryte with Dolomite. Baryte with Dolomite.
 

NA88X4: Very sharp laminar crystals of Baryte, bright and with an intense and uniform sky blue color. They are on matrix, with white Dolomite crystals and small cubic Fluorite crystals.
Moscona Mine, "Corte del Agua", El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (01/2012)

Specimen size: 17 × 10.5 × 7.3 cm = 6.69” × 4.13” × 2.87”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2 cm = 0.87” × 0.79”




Order
Calcite with Fluorite and Dolomite

Recorded under neon light
Calcite with Fluorite and Dolomite
 

TC460ND: Group of acute scalenohedral Calcite crystals with phantom growths and polycrystalline surfaces with recrystallizations of Dolomite and Fluorite crystals. This is a very old piece, from the 1960s, and it comes from Minas de Villabona, a locality much less prolific than the better known Moscona mine. It belonged to the Casado Margolles collection and we will give the buyer of the specimen its collection card, very complete and detailed.
Villabona Mines, Barrio de la Estación, Villabona, Llanera, Comarca del Nora, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (±1960)

Specimen size: 14.8 × 16.5 × 12.3 cm = 5.83” × 6.50” × 4.84”

Main crystal size: 9 × 3 cm = 3.54” × 1.18”

Former collection of Casado Margolles



Calcite with Fluorite and Dolomite.
Order
Pyrite with Calcite and Fluorite
Pyrite with Calcite and Fluorite. Front
Front
Pyrite with Calcite and Fluorite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

MFA87AP3: Pineapple growth of deformed cubic Pyrite crystals with curvatures, striations and other growth forms, on matrix, with white rhombohedral Calcite crystals, and cubic Fluorite crystals which are transparent, with good luster and an intense yellow color. The specimen is not from the classic Moscona mine, but rather from the Villabona mines.
Villabona Mines, Barrio de la Estación, Villabona, Llanera, Comarca del Nora, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (1993)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 5.1 × 4.5 cm = 3.07” × 2.01” × 1.77”

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV



Order
Quartz with hydrocarbon inclusions

Recorded under neon light
 

TC2190EFG: Group formed by two doubly terminated Quartz crystals, one of them showing an unusual crystal habit. The crystals are transparent, lustrous, and have abundant highly visible hydrocarbon inclusions. An excellent Spanish classic.
Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain

Specimen size: 9 × 5.8 × 4.7 cm = 3.54” × 2.28” × 1.85”




Quartz with hydrocarbon inclusions.
Order
Doubly terminated Quartz with hydrocarbon inclusions and Baryte
Doubly terminated Quartz with hydrocarbon inclusions and Baryte. Front
Front
Doubly terminated Quartz with hydrocarbon inclusions and Baryte. Rear
Rear
Doubly terminated Quartz with hydrocarbon inclusions and Baryte.

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click here or on the image
 

EP61AB8: Aggregate of Quartz crystals, most of them doubly terminated, with a considerable length for the locality and very rich in fluid hydrocarbide inclusions, some of them mobile.
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain

Specimen size: 12.2 × 7.9 × 6.5 cm = 4.80” × 3.11” × 2.56”

Main crystal size: 8.1 × 7.1 cm = 3.19” × 2.80”

Hydrocarbons fluorescent long & short UV



Order
Calcite with Fluorite

Recorded under neon light
 

NXR37AO3: Complex crystal of Calcite, partially doubly terminated, of good size and with the dominant forms of the scalenohedron and terminal rhombohedral faces. Between transparent and translucent, very lustrous, colorless, with small Fluorite crystals and white Calcite crystals. Calcites of this type and with this quality are unusual in La Viesca.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (06/2009)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 4.6 × 4.5 cm = 3.03” × 1.81” × 1.77”




Calcite with Fluorite.
Order
Doubly terminated Quartz with inclusions and Baryte
Doubly terminated Quartz with inclusions and Baryte. Front
Front
Doubly terminated Quartz with inclusions and Baryte. Rear
Rear
 

NE16M3: Complete Quartz crystal, with irregularly grown faces and dissolution forms (no fractures) on the back side. This crystal shows inclusions and small matrix fragments with laminar Baryte crystals on its surface.
Emilio Mine, 'zona intermedia', Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loroñe, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (09-11/2004)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 5.1 × 4 cm = 3.46” × 2.01” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 8.5 × 4.9 cm = 3.35” × 1.93”




Order
Azurite with Calcite and Quartz
 

ND56AI1: Elongated Azurite crystals that are very individualized, translucent, with a very vivid color and on matrix with Quartz crystals and a large slightly altered Calcite crystal. The sample is from a very recent find at the Llamas quarry where Azurite was previously detected but of such quality.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.8 × 2.5 cm = 1.77” × 1.50” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.20” × 0.08”




Azurite with Calcite and Quartz. Azurite with Calcite and Quartz.
Azurite with Calcite and Quartz.
Order
Azurite with Quartz
Azurite with Quartz. Azurite with Quartz.
 

NE16AI1: Aggregate, on matrix, of very sharp, transparent and extraordinarily bright Azurite crystals that have a very vivid color. The sample is from a very recent find at the Llamas quarry where Azurite was previously detected but not of such quality.

Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.8 × 2.4 cm = 1.85” × 1.50” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”




Order
Pyromorphite

Recorded under neon light
Pyromorphite
 

XM290NXE: Groups of Pyromorphite crystals with a short prismatic habit, some of them isolated, with faces and sharp edges, of a very deep and uniform grass-green color, standing out on a rock matrix covered by a mixture of brownish iron oxides.
From a locality from which it is not easy to get pecimens.
Monte Bedures, Meredo, Vegadeo, Comarca Eo-Navia, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (2008)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.4 × 1.8 cm = 1.26” × 0.94” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Pyromorphite.
Order

CANARY ISLANDS (The Canaries)

Calcite
Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
 

XM290EMA: A novelty at Sainte-Marie 2022
Two interpenetrating Calcite crystals, with sharp crystal forms showing acute scalenohedron and pinacoid terminations, transparent and yellow in color.
De Tasarte Ravine, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands  Spain (12/2021)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.9 × 1.3 cm = 1.50” × 1.14” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 1 cm = 1.38” × 0.39”




Order
Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

XM2110EBE: A novelty at Sainte-Marie 2022
Two Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and doubly terminated, with sharp crystal forms showing acute scalenohedron and pinacoid terminations, transparent and yellow in color, with polycrystalline terminations at the base.
De Tasarte Ravine, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands  Spain (12/2021)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 1.9 × 1.7 cm = 2.20” × 0.75” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 5.3 × 1.6 cm = 2.09” × 0.63”




Calcite.
Order

CANTABRIA

Calcite with Pyrite
Calcite with Pyrite. Calcite with Pyrite.

Recorded under neon light
 

JAL14AP8: Druse of trapezohedral Calcite crystals, many of them doubly terminated, with phantom growths, lustrous, and partially covered by small, very shiny groups of Pyrite crystals.
The specimen comes from the collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly.
La Cuerre Mine, La Florida mining area, Rionansa-Herrerías, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 9.4 × 5.8 × 2.7 cm = 3.70” × 2.28” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.6 cm = 0.79” × 0.24”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly



Order
Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite

Recorded under neon light
Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite
 

SV280NGR: Group of Galena crystals with dominant cube forms, with the vertices truncated by octahedron faces, with small remnants of honey-colored Sphalerite and whitish crystals of Dolomite.
Comes from a mining district where zinc and lead were exploited from Sphalerite and Galena ores respectively.
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.6 × 3 cm = 2.13” × 1.42” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 0.87” × 0.63”




Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite. Front
Front
Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite. Side
Side
Order
Galena with Pyrite, Dolomite and Calcite
Galena with Pyrite, Dolomite and Calcite.
Galena with Pyrite, Dolomite and Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
Galena with Pyrite, Dolomite and Calcite
 

XM290NMB: A sulphide and carbonate festival! Group of Galena crystals that have been practically completely covered by a multitude of small pyrite crystals. There was subsequent precipitation of very sharp and profiled Dolomite crystals, some of them with sheaf-like curvatures, and finally small cream-toned crystals of Calcite complete the piece.
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 11.4 × 8.6 × 4.1 cm = 4.49” × 3.39” × 1.61”




Order
Calcite with Dolomite
 

NV57AD2: Complex Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, rounded, with the dominant forms of a scalenohedron and a flattened rhombohedron, transparent, bright, with a very pale yellow color and on a rocky matrix with pink Dolomite.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What's New’ section, number 43, May 8, 2016 edition.
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (±2000)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5 × 3.6 cm = 2.20” × 1.97” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.4 cm = 1.46” × 1.34”




Calcite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Calcite with Dolomite. Side
Side
Calcite with Dolomite. Side
Side
Order
Calcite with Dolomite
Calcite with Dolomite. Calcite with Dolomite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NFB6AP3: Two complex rounded Calcite crystals with dominant scalenohedron, rhombohedron and prism forms. They are transparent, with good luster and a pale yellow color, and sit on matrix with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals.
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2009)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.8 × 2.6 cm = 2.76” × 1.89” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.9 cm = 0.91” × 0.75”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Order
Calcite with Dolomite
Calcite with Dolomite  

TC265ND: Complex crystal, very rich in faces, in which those of the rhombohedron and the scalenohedron stand out, which gives it a rounded equant shape. Especially noteworthy is the uniform yellow color, the transparency, the luster, and the very aerial position of the crystal on the matrix with Dolomite.
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 7.3 × 4.9 × 5.3 cm = 2.87” × 1.93” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.87”




Calcite with Dolomite.
Order
Calcite with Dolomite
Calcite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Calcite with Dolomite. Side
Side
 

ND7AF0: A complex crystal with many faces, among which are those of the acute rhombohedra and shortened scalenohedra which stand out, giving it an equant and rounded shape. Above all, the uniform yellow color, the transparency, brilliance and position on the Dolomite matrix are all great.
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 7.8 × 4.4 × 5.3 cm = 3.07” × 1.73” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 3.4 cm = 1.34” × 1.34”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Order
Calcite on Dolomite
Calcite on Dolomite  

HM80NB: Group of Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, rounded, with scalenohedral and rhombohedral faces, transparent, lustrous, with a more yellow color than usual, and with Dolomite crystals.
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 7.9 × 3.9 × 2 cm = 3.11” × 1.54” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 2 cm = 0.83” × 0.79”




Calcite on Dolomite. Front
Front
Calcite on Dolomite. Rear
Rear
Order
Calcite with Dolomite
Calcite with Dolomite. Calcite with Dolomite.
 

NT67AE2: Complex Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with many faces, among which the acute rhombohedron and shortened scalenohedra stand out, giving them an equant and rounded shape. The crystals, transparent and colorless, are on a matrix of Dolomite crystals with Sphalerite and smaller Calcite crystals with an acute scalenohedral shape.
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (±2000)

Specimen size: 11.4 × 8.6 × 4.2 cm = 4.49” × 3.39” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.7 cm = 1.10” × 1.06”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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Cerussite

Recorded under neon light
 

JXP56AP8: Groups of very elongated acicular crystals of Cerussite with “jackstraw” habit, with a satiny luster, white color, on matrix.
The specimen, a rarity, comes from the collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly, and was previously in that of Carlos Prieto Paramio.
Reocín Mine, El Zanjón cut, Reocín, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 3.2 × 3 × 2.1 cm = 1.26” × 1.18” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 0.2 cm = 0.83” × 0.08”

Former collection of Carlos Prieto Paramio

Former collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly



Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Side
Side
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Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite
Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite. Front
Front
Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite. Side
Side
Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite.
Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite  

XM60NG: A novelty at MineralExpo Sants (Barcelona) 2017: Aggregate of Smithsonite pseudomorphs after scalenohedral Calcite crystals, with a color between brown and yellow, partially covered by small white Hemimorphite crystals. Both the Smithsonite and Hemimorphite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Herrerías area, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.36” × 1.73” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.4 cm = 0.83” × 0.55”

With analysis copy



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Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite
Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite  

XM120NM: A novelty at MineralExpo Sants (Barcelona) 2017: Aggregate of Smithsonite pseudomorphs after scalenohedral Calcite crystals, with a color between brown and yellow, partially covered by small white Hemimorphite crystals. Both the Smithsonite and Hemimorphite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Herrerías area, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 9 × 3.2 cm = 3.70” × 3.54” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.65” × 0.94”

With analysis copy



Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite.
Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite.
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Hemimorphite with Hydrozincite
Hemimorphite with Hydrozincite. Hemimorphite with Hydrozincite.
 

N46YH5: Small prismatic crystals of Hemimorphite, dark brown, very sharp and bright, partially covered by a botryoidal uniform bed of white Hydrozincite.
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (1997)

Specimen size: 14.3 × 11 × 4 cm = 5.63” × 4.33” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV



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Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite
 

NG56AF0: A novelty at MineralExpo Sants (Barcelona) 2017. Smithsonite replacing Calcite crystals. It is yellowish and partially coated by small white Hemimorphite crystals. Both the Smithsonite and the Hemimorphite have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Moriazo Mine, Casamaría, Herrerías, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 6 × 3 cm = 2.44” × 2.36” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.1 cm = 0.67” × 0.43”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite.
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Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite
Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite.
 

NK14AF0: A novelty at MineralExpo Sants (Barcelona) 2017. Smithsonite replacing Calcite crystals. It is yellowish and partially coated by small white Hemimorphite crystals. Both the Smithsonite and the Hemimorphite have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Moriazo Mine, Casamaría, Herrerías, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.8 × 2.7 cm = 2.52” × 2.28” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.34” × 0.87”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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Sphalerite with Quartz and Calcite
 

NE62X7: Aggregate of complex equant crystals, translucent, bright, and with a very deep dark honey color. They are on matrix, with small Quartz crystals and white scalenohedral Calcite crystals on the back side. It has been discovered in a recent find on an abandoned mine, well known for Calcite and Baryte and now offering this Sphalerite samples of very much better quality than all previously known.
María Jesús Mine (Lobeto Mine), Sol Viejo, Cabanzón, Herrerías, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2012-2013)

Specimen size: 6 × 5 × 3.4 cm = 2.36” × 1.97” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.35” × 0.24”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



Sphalerite with Quartz and Calcite. Sphalerite with Quartz and Calcite.
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Sphalerite
Sphalerite.
Sphalerite.
Sphalerite  

TC100NV: Druse of complex equant crystals of Sphalerite, translucent, with good luster and a very deep toasted honey color, on matrix, with Calcite. From a find from the beginning of the second decade of this century in an abandoned mine whose Calcites and Barytes were already known, and which has now offered these specimens of Sphalerite of better quality than previous ones.
María Jesús Mine (Lobeto Mine), Sol Viejo, Cabanzón, Herrerías, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2012-2013)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 6.4 × 4.4 cm = 3.19” × 2.52” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.43” × 0.39”




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Áliva Sphalerite

Áliva, in the Picos de Europa, Cantabria, Spain is one of the classic worldwide localities. The best red Sphalerite in the world comes from here! The mines are now closed and there is no access to the galleries (especially as many of them are flooded)

Sphalerite with Dolomite

Recorded under neon light
Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

XM2120NLX: Complex crystal of Sphalerite, translucent, with a very uniform honey color, showing parallel growths with visible smooth tetrahedron faces and small Dolomite crystals.
A classic of Cantabrian mining from Las Mánforas, located at a spectacular site next to Picos de Europa National Park.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.3 × 1.7 cm = 1.02” × 0.91” × 0.67”




Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite.

Recorded under neon light
Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

XM2110NNX: Complex crystal of Sphalerite, translucent, with a very uniform honey color, showing parallel growths with visible smooth tetrahedron faces and small Dolomite crystals.
A classic of Cantabrian mining from Las Mánforas, located at a spectacular site next to Picos de Europa National Park.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2 × 1.9 cm = 1.06” × 0.79” × 0.75”




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Sphalerite
 

NR12R9: A complex crystal with curvatures on its faces and edges. It is transparent and has an excellent deep honey color. The back side shows exfoliated surfaces.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2 × 1 cm = 1.14” × 0.79” × 0.39”




Sphalerite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite.
 

NT13AB1: Complex crystal with curvatures on its faces and edges, twinned, with parallel growths, transparent, with an excellent deep honey color and partially coated by small white Dolomite crystals. From a Spanish mine, inaccessible for many of years, that is considered as a classic for the Sphalerite.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3 × 2.2 cm = 1.38” × 1.18” × 0.87”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite  

TC9NBX: Polycrystalline growths of complex shapes, with well defined edges and faces, slightly curved, transparent, very lustrous and with a very deep and uniform honey-brown color, with small coatings of white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. This piece comes from some small artisanal finds that were made in the mine after its closure. There is currently no access to the galleries.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.42” × 0.94” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.39” × 0.39”




Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Light behind
Light behind
 

NL13AL3: Polycrystalline growths with complex forms, with sharp edges and faces, slightly curved, transparent, very lustrous, with deep and uniform honey-brown color. This piece comes from some small artisanal finds that were made after the mine closed. There is currently no access to the galleries.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.3 × 2.3 cm = 1.42” × 1.30” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.6 cm = 0.75” × 0.63”


minID: H34-6PK



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Sphalerite with Dolomite and Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

NBC96AQ0: Group of Sphalerite crystals with strange curvatures and deformations, between transparent and translucent, with brilliant luster and an intense and deep color, on a matrix of white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with small coatings of Calcite.
The specimen comes from the Antonino Bueno collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), level 4, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain (2006)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3 × 1.8 cm = 1.46” × 1.18” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.8 cm = 0.87” × 0.71”

Former collection of Antonino Bueno



Sphalerite with Dolomite and Calcite. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Dolomite and Calcite. Light behind
Light behind
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Sphalerite
Sphalerite. Front
Front
Sphalerite. Light behind
Light behind
 

NB7AM5: Polycrystalline growth of complex Sphalerite crystals with curvatures and with the smooth forms of the tetrahedron. The crystals, between transparent and translucent, have a very dense, deep and uniform caramel color.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.4 × 2.7 cm = 1.50” × 1.34” × 1.06”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite  

TC170NY: Polycrystalline growths of complex shapes, with well-defined edges and faces, slightly curved, transparent, very lustrous and with a very deep and uniform honey-brown color, with small coatings of white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. This piece comes from some small artisanal finds that were made in this mine after its closure. There is currently no access to the galleries.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.6 × 2.8 cm = 1.54” × 1.42” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.5 cm = 0.98” × 0.98”




Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite.
Sphalerite with Dolomite.

Recorded under neon light
 

XM2130NJB: Floater group of Sphalerite crystals, translucent and of a very uniform honey color, with smooth faces corresponding to the tetrahedron and partially coated by a multitude of very sharp and outlined Dolomite crystals, creating a beautiful color contrast.
A classic of Cantabrian mining from Las Mánforas, located at a spectacular site next to Picos de Europa National Park.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 4 × 2.9 × 2.3 cm = 1.57” × 1.14” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2.1 cm = 0.87” × 0.83”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite  

TC110NK: Polycrystalline growths with complex shapes, defined slightly curved edges and faces, transparent, very lustrous and with a deep and uniform toasted honey color. On matrix, with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. This piece comes from some small artisanal finds that were made in this mine after its closure. There is currently no access to the galleries.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 4 × 3 × 2.6 cm = 1.57” × 1.18” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.39” × 0.24”




Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite
Sphalerite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Sphalerite. Front with light behind / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front with light behind / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

NRP46AP6: Crystals of Sphalerite that are deformed but with sharp crystal forms, transparent, with good luster and an intense honey color, between yellow and orange.
An old Spanish classic.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.9 × 0.6 cm = 1.61” × 1.14” × 0.24”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite

Recorded under neon light
Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

XM2160NNB: Floater group of Sphalerite crystals, translucent and of a very deep and uniform honey color, with faces that show polycrystalline growths, partially covered by a multitude of very sharp and profiled Dolomite crystals that give a nice color contrast.
A classic of Cantabrian mining from Las Mánforas, at a spectacular location next to the Picos de Europa National Park.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.3 × 2.9 cm = 1.65” × 1.30” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.7 cm = 1.22” × 1.06”




Sphalerite with Dolomite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Light behind / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Light behind / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite
Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite. Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite
 

SV190NBF: Polycrystalline growth of complex Sphalerite crystals with curvatures and with smooth tetrahedron faces. They are translucent, with very bright luster and an intense honey color and with the uncommon peculiarity of being accompanied by a scalenohedral Calcite crystal and rhombohedral crystals of snow-white Dolomite.
A classic of Cantabrian mining from Las Mánforas, located in a spectacular setting next to the Picos de Europa National Park.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain (±1991)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.7 × 2.6 cm = 1.89” × 1.46” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 2.1 cm = 1.73” × 0.83”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite

Recorded under neon light
 

TBM37AP8: Very aerial group of complex Sphalerite crystals, translucent and with an intense and uniform orange color, on matrix, with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.9 × 2.7 cm = 1.93” × 1.54” × 1.06”




Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
 

NP27AL5: Complex Sphalerite crystals with very well defined and slightly curved faces and edges, transparent, very bright and with a very deep toasted honey color. On matrix with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 5 × 3.6 × 3.6 cm = 1.97” × 1.42” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.4 cm = 0.67” × 0.55”


minID: XT7-H9F



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Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

NMF27AP6: Crystals of Sphalerite with sharp crystal forms, very rich in faces and polycrystalline growths. Translucent, lustrous, with an intense honey color and on a matrix of Dolomite crystals.
An old Spanish classic.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 5 × 4.9 × 3.5 cm = 1.97” × 1.93” × 1.38”




Sphalerite with Dolomite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Front with light behind / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front with light behind / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite.

Recorded under neon light
Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

XM2190NTX: Floater group of Sphalerite crystals, translucent and of a very uniform honey color, with smooth faces corresponding to the tetrahedron and partially coated by a multitude of very sharp and outlined Dolomite crystals, creating a beautiful color contrast.
A classic of Cantabrian mining from Las Mánforas, located at a spectacular site next to Picos de Europa National Park.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4 × 2.6 cm = 2.09” × 1.57” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 2.7 cm = 1.69” × 1.06”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite  

NV27AM8: Polycrystalline growth of complex shapes, with defined edges and faces and with fine curvatures, transparent, very lustrous and with a very deep and uniform toasted honey color. On matrix, with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. The specimen comes from small artisanal finds in the mine after its closure. There is currently no access to the galleries.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number BLD-7) whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4 × 3 cm = 2.17” × 1.57” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.6 cm = 0.79” × 0.63”




Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite.
Sphalerite with Dolomite.

Recorded under neon light
Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

SV160NNP: Polycrystalline growth of complex Sphalerite crystals with curvatures and with smooth tetrahedron forms. The crystals, between transparent and translucent, have a dense, deep and uniform caramel color and grew on a matrix of sharp white Dolomite crystals. From a classic Spanish mine for Sphalerite located in a spectacular setting next to Los Picos de Europa National Park, and which has been inaccessible for many years as the galleries were flooded.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain (±1990)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.7 × 2.6 cm = 2.20” × 1.85” × 1.02”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite

Recorded under neon light
Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

XM2580NTR: A floater that shows two main complex and interpenetrating spherical groups of Sphalerite, with well defined faces and edges. They are translucent, with marked polysynthetic twins and an intense honey color, and are joined at the base with Dolomite crystals as the matrix. A classic of Cantabrian mining from Las Mánforas, located in a spectacular setting next to the Picos de Europa National Park.
It belonged to Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and 90s, assembled an excellent collection with a very good representation of the mineralogy of Northern Spain.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.2 × 4.1 cm = 2.28” × 1.65” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 3.9 × 3.8 cm = 1.54” × 1.50”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



Sphalerite with Dolomite.
Sphalerite with Dolomite. With light behind
With light behind
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Sphalerite with Dolomite and Calcite
Sphalerite with Dolomite and Calcite. Sphalerite with Dolomite and Calcite.
Sphalerite with Dolomite and Calcite. With filtered light
With filtered light

Recorded under neon light
Sphalerite with Dolomite and Calcite
 

SV2640NTZ: A powerful piece. Perfectly sharp and outlined Sphalerite crystal group, of complex and twinned crystallography, of very deep toasted honey color, transparent and implanted in a rock matrix, on very well defined Dolomite crystals with a snow-white color and small crystals of Calcite.
The specimen comes from the Antonino Bueno collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), level 3, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain (2006)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.4 × 4.2 cm = 2.28” × 1.73” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.55” × 0.39”

Former collection of Antonino Bueno



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Sphalerite with Dolomite

Recorded under neon light
Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

XM2220NPX: Single crystal of Sphalerite, translucent and with a very uniform honey color, showing smooth tetrahedron faces, very lustrous, with polycrystalline growths and dotted with white Dolomite crystals that give a nice color contrast.
A classic of Cantabrian mining from Las Mánforas, in a spectacular location next to the Picos de Europa National Park.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 6 × 5 × 2.6 cm = 2.36” × 1.97” × 1.02”




Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Galena and Dolomite
Sphalerite with Galena and Dolomite. Sphalerite with Galena and Dolomite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

JPB37AP8: Group of Sphalerite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, between translucent and transparent, lustrous and honey-yellow. On matrix, with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals and unusual flattened Galena crystals.
This very aesthetic specimen comes from the collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain (1990)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 5.8 × 3.8 cm = 2.48” × 2.28” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 0.63” × 0.59”

Former collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly



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Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

NA27AL9: Complex crystals of Sphalerite on a Dolomite matrix. The crystal is transparent, lustrous and with an intense and lively honey color. With contacts but no damage. Small parts of the back of the matrix have been cut to reduce the size of the specimen without damage to the crystals.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 7 × 5.5 × 4.4 cm = 2.76” × 2.17” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 0.87” × 0.63”




Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite.

Recorded under neon light
Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

XM2390TBM: Group of lustrous and complex twinned crystals of Sphalerite, very deep honey colored, almost dark, sprinkled randomly with Dolomite crystals that give it a very marked color contrast.
A classic of Cantabrian mining from Las Mánforas, in a spectacular location next to Picos de Europa National Park.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 7 × 6.9 × 5.2 cm = 2.76” × 2.72” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 2.4 cm = 0.94” × 0.94”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite

Recorded under neon light
Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

SV180NFR: Druse of complex Sphalerite crystals, very rich in crystal forms, from transparent to translucent, lustrous, and with a very intense and lively caramel color, covered with white Dolomite crystals. A Spanish classic from a classic mine for Sphalerite located in a spectacular setting next to Picos de Europa National Park, already inaccessible for many years as the galleries were flooded.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain (±1990)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 3.9 × 2.6 cm = 2.99” × 1.54” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.47” × 0.39”




Sphalerite with Dolomite.
Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
 

NM8AB1: Complex equidimensional crystals, translucent and with a very deep toasted honey color. They are on matrix, with Dolomite. From a Spanish mine, inaccessible for many of years, that is considered as a classic for the Sphalerite.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.6 × 3 cm = 3.03” × 2.20” × 1.18”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite and Calcite
Sphalerite with Dolomite and Calcite  

SV180NNG: Druse of complex Sphalerite crystals with curvatures and smooth tetrahedron forms. The crystals, between transparent and translucent, have a dense, deep and uniform caramel color, and are in matrix with white Dolomite crystals and small partially dissolved Calcite crystals. From a classic Spanish mine for Sphalerite, located in a spectacular setting next to Los Picos de Europa National Park, inaccessible for many years already after the galleries were flooded.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain (±1990)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 4 × 2.8 cm = 3.07” × 1.57” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.6 cm = 0.79” × 0.63”




Sphalerite with Dolomite and Calcite.
Sphalerite with Dolomite and Calcite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite.
Sphalerite with Dolomite.
Sphalerite with Dolomite.
Sphalerite with Dolomite  

SV740NBB: Very marked polycrystalline growth of complex Sphalerite crystals with curvatures and with smooth tetrahedron forms. The crystals, between transparent and translucent, have a very deep and uniform honey color, and grew on and between sharp white crystals of Dolomite on a limestone matrix. From a classic Spanish mine for Sphalerite, located in a spectacular setting next to Los Picos de Europa National Park, inaccessible already for many years since the galleries were flooded.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain (±1990)

Specimen size: 11.8 × 9 × 8.7 cm = 4.65” × 3.54” × 3.43”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite

Recorded under neon light
Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

SV660NCA: Very marked polycrystalline growth of complex Sphalerite crystals with curvatures and with smooth tetrahedron forms. The crystals, between transparent and translucent, have a very deep and uniform honey color, and grew on and between sharp white crystals of Dolomite on a limestone matrix. From a classic Spanish mine for Sphalerite, located in a spectacular setting next to Los Picos de Europa National Park, inaccessible already for many years since the galleries were flooded.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain (±1990)

Specimen size: 12.8 × 9.5 × 5 cm = 5.04” × 3.74” × 1.97”




Sphalerite with Dolomite.
Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Detail
Detail
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

MF98AM5: Groups of crystals of Sphalerite with the dominant forms of the tetrahedron, transparent, with good luster and a very intense and vivid green color (variety cleiophane) on a matrix covered by white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. The specimen is very different from what is usually seen at this locality both in color and in general appearance.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 13.2 × 8.8 × 6.9 cm = 5.20” × 3.46” × 2.72”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite  

SV640NDR: Polycrystalline growth of complex Sphalerite crystals with curvatures and with smooth tetrahedron forms. The crystals, between transparent and translucent, have a deep and uniform dense caramel color, and are on and between sharp white crystals of Dolomite, with small remnants of a limestone matrix. From a classic Spanish mine for Sphalerite located in a spectacular setting next to Los Picos de Europa National Park, inaccessible already for many years since its galleries were flooded.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain (±1990)

Specimen size: 16.6 × 13.5 × 6.2 cm = 6.54” × 5.31” × 2.44”




Sphalerite with Dolomite.
Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Galena with Sphalerite, Calcite and Dolomite
Galena with Sphalerite, Calcite and Dolomite. Galena with Sphalerite, Calcite and Dolomite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TFX13AQ0: Cubo-octahedral crystals of Galena, very sharp and on matrix, with Calcite, Dolomite and transparent orange crystals of Sphalerite.
The specimen comes from the Antonino Bueno collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), level 2, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.9 × 1.2 cm = 1.73” × 1.54” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.31” × 0.20”

Former collection of Antonino Bueno



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CASTILE AND LEÓN

Quartz (variety citrine)
Quartz (variety citrine)  

TC260NK: Transparent crystal, with a good natural citrine color, very uniform. A Spanish classic.
Amistad Mine, Villasbuenas, Comarca La Ramajería, Salamanca, Castile and León  Spain (08/2004)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.1 × 2 cm = 1.73” × 0.83” × 0.79”




Quartz (variety citrine).
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Cinnabar with Calcite
Cinnabar with Calcite. Cinnabar with Calcite.
 

NG26AF2: Sharp rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals on matrix. They have an intense red color and have hoppered growths with very small Quartz crystals.
Escarlati Mine, level 3, Puerto de las Señales, Maraña, Comarca Montaña Oriental, León, Castile and León  Spain (2007)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.8 × 3.5 cm = 2.52” × 1.89” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.8 cm = 0.43” × 0.31”




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CASTILLA - LA MANCHA

Aragonite

Recorded under neon light
 

EFA14AQ0: Floater group of twinned Aragonite crystals, with a thick tabular habit, translucent, lustrous and purple.
A classic of Spanish mineralogy with higher quality than usual. Unlike most specimens from this find and previous finds, this specimen has not needed to be reinforced to prevent the crystals from separating from each other.
Keuper outcrop, Los Molinillos, Minglanilla, Comarca Manchuela Conquense, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (12/2022)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4 × 4 cm = 2.13” × 1.57” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.9 cm = 1.38” × 1.14”




Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Rear
Rear
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Aragonite
Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

EFB14AQ0: Floater group of twinned Aragonite crystals, with a short prismatic habit, translucent, lustrous and purple. A classic of Spanish mineralogy with higher quality than usual.
Unlike most specimens from this find and previous finds, this specimen has not needed to be reinforced to prevent the crystals from separating from each other.
Keuper outcrop, Los Molinillos, Minglanilla, Comarca Manchuela Conquense, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (12/2022)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.5 × 4.2 cm = 2.20” × 1.77” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 3.9 cm = 1.85” × 1.54”




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Aragonite

Recorded under neon light
 

TCL96AP9: Group of doubly terminated Aragonite crystals with very defined parallel growths, with good luster and lilac color. Unlike many other such aragonite crystal groups, this one has its crystals in sufficiently stable positions that it has not been necessary to reinforce them.
The specimen comes from the Alain Martaud collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Keuper outcrops, Enguídanos, Comarca Manchuela Conquense, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

Specimen size: 9.2 × 6.4 × 6.4 cm = 3.62” × 2.52” × 2.52”

Main crystal size: 8 × 3.9 cm = 3.15” × 1.54”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Rear
Rear
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite  

NT10AN2: Group of Pyromorphite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and rich in pyramidal faces and with hopper terminations, translucent, with bright luster and a uniform yellow-green color.
The specimen is extraordinary for the locality, which is very little known to collectors. It comes from the collection of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes, who field collected it and whose label we will send to the buyer.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 02/2021, page 101
Fajano Mine, Villamayor de Calatrava, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (07/2008)

Specimen size: 1.3 × 1.3 × 1 cm = 0.51” × 0.51” × 0.39”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Cerussite

Recorded under neon light
Cerussite
 

NTD69AO3: Very aerial reticulated growth of flattened and elongated prismatic Cerussite crystals. The crystals, twinned and with good terminations, are translucent and have a satiny luster.
This specimen comes from the collection of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes (number CER-39) and we will send its catalogue file to the buyer.
Luis Mine, Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (10/2013)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.7 × 1.4 cm = 1.42” × 1.06” × 0.55”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Cerussite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cerussite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Cerussite (twinned)
Cerussite (twinned). Front
Front
Cerussite (twinned). Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
Cerussite (twinned)
 

NGX97AP3: Very aerial, reticulated growth of flattened and twinned prismatic Cerussite crystals with a white color. The specimen comes from the collection of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes (number CER-56) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Luis Mine, Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (06/11/2013)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.5 × 2.1 cm = 1.73” × 0.98” × 0.83”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Twinned Cerussite
Twinned Cerussite  

NJ70AL9: Floater growth of flattened reticulated prismatic twins of Cerussite whose white color shows a slightly brownish-pinkish tinge. In perfect condition, with a rosette-like appearance different from other specimens commonly seen from this locality.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection.
Luis Mine, 88 m.↓ Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (10/2013)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.8 × 2.9 cm = 1.85” × 1.50” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 0.6 cm = 1.38” × 0.24”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Twinned Cerussite. Twinned Cerussite.
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Almadén

Almadén is dead – long live Almadén!
A mine that has been in operation for over 20 centuries – it was first worked by the Romans from 372-287 BC – has recently been closed down. All work in the mine has stopped and the waste tips have been re-processed, so it will no longer be possible to find more specimens from this classic locality. As the old galleries have now been made safe so that they can be used as a new mining museum we don’t think they will find anything underground either. Before the Chinese Cinnabar appeared it was the locality that produced the best Cinnabar samples in the world. From our stock we have selected some examples, thus giving people who do not already have one the chance to add an Almadén sample to their collection.

Cinnabar with Calcite and Quartz
Cinnabar with Calcite and Quartz. Cinnabar with Calcite and Quartz.
 

NQ27AL3: Rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals, one of them clearly dominant and individual, translucent, shiny, very deep in color, on matrix, with small crystals of Calcite and Quartz
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1960-70)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4 × 1.2 cm = 1.81” × 1.57” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.24” × 0.16”


minID: R51-ANH



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Cinnabar with Pyrite and Quartz
Cinnabar with Pyrite and Quartz  

HM90NR: Group of very sharp crystals of Cinnabar, on a matrix of the same mineral, with coatings of small transparent Quartz crystals and small cubic Pyrite crystals.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.1 × 2.2 cm = 2.40” × 2.01” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.16” × 0.12”




Cinnabar with Pyrite and Quartz.
Cinnabar with Pyrite and Quartz.
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Cinnabar with Quartz
Cinnabar with Quartz. Cinnabar with Quartz.
Cinnabar with Quartz.
 

NR68AM1: Polycrystalline Cinnabar growth with very well defined crystal forms, dominated by the rhombohedron. Transparent, very lustrous, with bright red color, on a matrix with small Quartz crystals.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1960-70)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.1 × 3.8 cm = 2.40” × 1.61” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.6 cm = 0.47” × 0.24”




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Cinnabar with Dolomite
 

NT69AI7: Group of crystals with well-defined faces and edges and very well defined skeletal and parallel growths. They are translucent, very bright, have a very vivid color and they are on a matrix of white Quartz microcrystals.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1960-70)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3.3 × 1.3 cm = 2.44” × 1.30” × 0.51”




Cinnabar with Dolomite. Cinnabar with Dolomite.
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Cinnabar with Dolomite
Cinnabar with Dolomite. Cinnabar with Dolomite.
 

NP89AL3: Polycrystalline growths of transparent rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals, brilliant, on matrix, with aggregates of white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1960-70)

Specimen size: 7 × 6 × 2.5 cm = 2.76” × 2.36” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.43” × 0.39”


minID: X76-9JL



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Cinnabar with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
Cinnabar with Calcite
 

TC21500NMR: Group of Cinnabar crystals very rich in faces, one of the crystals clearly dominant, transparent, with very bright luster and a bright red color. On matrix, with white Calcite coatings.
The specimen comes from the collection of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes (number CIN-52), whose label, accompanied by others that show a good history, we will send to the buyer.
Of the best quality for Almadén.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4 × 4 cm = 2.95” × 1.57” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.39” × 0.28”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Cinnabar with Calcite.
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Cinnabar with Quartz
Cinnabar with Quartz. Cinnabar with Quartz.
 

NT69AG9: Parallel growth of Cinnabar crystals with polycrystalline surfaces and slight curvatures on the edges. They are translucent, bright, with an intense color and are on matrix with small Quartz crystals. A Spanish classic. The sample is from the Eugeni Bareche collection (num. 692) and we’ll send the label to the buyer.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1960-70)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 5.7 × 4.3 cm = 3.19” × 2.24” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.8 cm = 0.67” × 0.31”




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El Horcajo Pyromorphite

During the last century a mine at El Horcajo, Ciudad Real, produced great Pyromorphite with a very large variety of forms. Specimens from the locality are very well represented in major European Museums. Unfortunately little of this material is available and it is very difficult to get hold of specimen from this mine. We obtained a few small specimens from an old Spanish collection and we are able to offer them :

Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite  

TC280NEE: This specimen shows the very classic morphology of El Horcajo, with typical groups of parallel prismatic crystals that form palisades. It is an intense green color with the classic zoning on the tips.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.1 × 1.1 cm = 0.63” × 0.43” × 0.43”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.08” × 0.04”




Pyromorphite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.

Recorded under neon light
Pyromorphite
 

NFT89AQ0: Group, on matrix, of very sharp prismatic crystals of Pyromorphite that in some areas of the specimen form very close parallel aggregates and, in others, short hexagonal crystals with very deep hoppers.
This specimen, from one of the largest classical Spanish deposits, comes from the collection Ignacio Gaspar Sintes (number PiF-49), whose label we will send to the buyer.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.5 × 3 cm = 1.69” × 1.38” × 1.18”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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CATALONIA

Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)

Recorded under neon light
 

TC2280NMR: Banded growths of Calcite (cobalt-bearing variety) with an intense color that alternates with bands of white and yellowish Calcite.
The specimen has been polished to show the banding and its color more clearly.
Solita Mine, Peramea, Baix Pallars, Comarca Pallars Sobirà, Lérida / Lleida, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain

Specimen size: 10.2 × 8 × 0.9 cm = 4.02” × 3.15” × 0.35”

Weight: 129 grams



Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).
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Epidote
Epidote.
Epidote  

XM140: Druse of fan-like growths of elongated Epidote crystals with sharp crystal forms, good terminations, translucent, lustrous, and with a very deep green color, on an ophitic rock matrix.
Barranc de les Collades, Pantà d'Escales, Casterner de les Olles, Tremp, Comarca Pallars Jussà, Lérida / Lleida, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (03-04/2010)

Specimen size: 9,7 × 6.9 × 4 cm = 3.54” × 2.72” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.3 cm = 0.39” × 0.12”




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Microcline with Quartz and Clinozoisite-Epidote

Recorded under neon light
Microcline with Quartz and Clinozoisite-Epidote
 

SM80DFN: Microcline crystal with a prismatic habit and very distinct Baveno-law twinning, with small Quartz crystals and aggregates of acicular Clinozoisite-Epidote crystals.
The specimen comes from the Lluís Daunis collection, a benchmark for Catalan mineralogy in his time.
La Batllòria, Sant Celoni, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain

Specimen size: 7.6 × 5.1 × 3.9 cm = 2.99” × 2.01” × 1.54”

Former collection of Lluís Daunis



Microcline with Quartz and Clinozoisite-Epidote.
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Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte and Fluorite
Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte and Fluorite.
 

RV6AM8: Deformed lamellar crystals of Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with a light cream color. On matrix, with crystalline Baryte and Fluorite. A historical classic of Spanish mineralogy.
Teresita Mine, Can Donadeu, Sant Fost de Campsentelles, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (±1955)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.1 × 1.5 cm = 1.06” × 0.83” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.1 cm = 0.63” × 0.43”

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV



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Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte and Fluorite
 

RB13AM8: Deformed lamellar crystals of Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with a light cream color. On matrix, with crystalline Baryte and Fluorite. A historical classic of Spanish mineralogy.
Teresita Mine, Can Donadeu, Sant Fost de Campsentelles, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (±1955)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.1 × 1.2 cm = 1.18” × 0.83” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1 cm = 0.71” × 0.39”

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV



Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte and Fluorite.
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Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Fluorite and Baryte
Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Fluorite and Baryte. Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Fluorite and Baryte.
 

RX26AM8: Deformed lamellar crystals of Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with a light cream color. On matrix, with crystalline Baryte and Fluorite. A historical classic of Spanish mineralogy.
Teresita Mine, Can Donadeu, Sant Fost de Campsentelles, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (±1955)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.1 × 1.4 cm = 1.22” × 0.83” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.31” × 0.24”

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV



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Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Cerussite, Baryte, Fluorite and Galena
 

RD36AM8: Deformed lamellar crystals of Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with a light cream color. On matrix, with Baryte and very small crystals of Fluorite and small crystals of Cerussite associated with Galena. A historical classic of Spanish mineralogy with the peculiarity of the presence of Cerussite that did not usually appear in this deposit and associated with chillagite.
Teresita Mine, Can Donadeu, Sant Fost de Campsentelles, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (±1955)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.1 × 2.7 cm = 1.97” × 1.22” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.6 cm = 0.71” × 0.63”

Fluorite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Cerussite, Baryte, Fluorite and Galena. Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Cerussite, Baryte, Fluorite and Galena.
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Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Cerussite, Galena and Baryte
Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Cerussite, Galena and Baryte. Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Cerussite, Galena and Baryte.
 

RA56AM8: Deformed lamellar crystals of Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with a light cream color. On matrix, with Baryte, Fluorite and small crystals of Cerussite associated with Galena. A historical classic of Spanish mineralogy with the peculiarity of the presence of Cerussite that did not usually appear in this deposit associated with chillagite.
Teresita Mine, Can Donadeu, Sant Fost de Campsentelles, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (±1955)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.6 × 1.8 cm = 2.52” × 1.42” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.87” × 0.35”

Fluorite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



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Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte, Fluorite, Cerussite and Galena
 

RP26AM8: Deformed lamellar crystals of Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with a light cream color. On matrix, with Baryte and very small crystals of Fluorite and small crystals of Cerussite associated with Galena. A historical classic of Spanish mineralogy with the peculiarity of the presence of Cerussite that did not usually appear in this deposit associated with chillagite.
Teresita Mine, Can Donadeu, Sant Fost de Campsentelles, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (±1955)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 5.5 × 3.9 cm = 3.11” × 2.17” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.39” × 0.20”

Fluorite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte, Fluorite, Cerussite and Galena. Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte, Fluorite, Cerussite and Galena.
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Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Cerussite, Baryte and Galena
Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Cerussite, Baryte and Galena. Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Cerussite, Baryte and Galena.
 

RQ46AM8: Deformed lamellar crystals of Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with a light cream color. On matrix, with Baryte, Fluorite and small crystals of Cerussite associated with Galena. A historical classic of Spanish mineralogy with the peculiarity of the presence of Cerussite that did not usually appear in this deposit associated with chillagite.
Teresita Mine, Can Donadeu, Sant Fost de Campsentelles, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (±1955)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 4.9 × 4.3 cm = 3.43” × 1.93” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.2 cm = 0.39” × 0.08”

Fluorite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



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Millerite with Calcite and Pyrite

Recorded under neon light
Millerite with Calcite and Pyrite
 

SV2240NXH: Fan of fibrous-radiated Millerite crystals, with a golden color and great luster, on a Calcite matrix offering a beautiful color contrast, with small Pyrite crystals and remnants of limestone matrix. Note that this specimen has not been acid-etched, as can be seen from the good condition of its Calcite.
The specimen is a classic of Catalan mineralogy, and comes from the collection of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes, whose handwritten label we will send to the buyer.
Eugenia Mine, Bellmunt del Priorat, Comarca Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.5 × 4 cm = 2.13” × 1.77” × 1.57”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Millerite with Calcite and Pyrite. Front
Front
Millerite with Calcite and Pyrite. Side
Side
Millerite with Calcite and Pyrite. Millerite with Calcite and Pyrite.
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Silver with Acanthite and Calcite
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
 

PM96AJ5: The sample on a massive Calcite matrix is uncommonly large. It has dendritic growths of very well defined elongated and bright crystals of native Silver with small crystals and aggregates of Acanthite.
Balcoll Mine, Falset, Comarca Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (11/2004)

Specimen size: 15.2 × 12.6 × 4.7 cm = 5.98” × 4.96” × 1.85”




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Silver with Acanthite and Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

PAX46AP9: A specimen very rich in dendritic growths of lustrous Silver, with small black Acanthite coatings and Calcite matrix.
This specimen, one of the largest and with the most Silver of any extracted from this deposit, comes from the Jordi Povill collection.
Balcoll Mine, Falset, Comarca Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (02/1999)

Specimen size: 20.5 × 17.2 × 6.6 cm = 8.07” × 6.77” × 2.60”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.91” × 0.08”

Former collection of Jordi Povill



Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.
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Mimetite with Galena and Baryte
Mimetite with Galena and Baryte.

Recorded under neon light
 

JBR63AP8: An important discovery in 2015 at the well-known Atrevida mine revealed a unique pocket with coatings of very sharp millimetric Mimetite crystals, translucent, greenish yellow in color, formed by an elongated prism and an acute bipyramid. Mimetite almost completely covers the cubic Galena crystals that are implanted in a matrix covered with aggregates of white lenticular Baryte crystals.
The specimen comes from the collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly.
Atrevida Mine, Vimbodí i Poblet, Comarca Conca de Barberà, Tarragona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (15-16/07/2015)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.89” × 1.73” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.6 cm = 0.71” × 0.63”

Former collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly



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Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

NGX11AQ0: Growth of very acute scalenohedral Calcite crystals, water-clear and with a second generation of less well defined crystals, smaller in size and yellowish in color.
Can Palomeres Mines, Malgrat de Mar, Comarca Maresme, Barcelona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (2017)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.1 × 3.5 cm = 2.40” × 1.61” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.67” × 0.24”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Calcite.
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Calcite
Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NCX13AQ0: Growth, on matrix, of very acute scalenohedral Calcite crystals, water-clear and with a second generation of less well defined crystals, smaller in size and yellowish in color.
Can Palomeres Mines, Malgrat de Mar, Comarca Maresme, Barcelona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (2017)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 7.2 × 5.7 cm = 2.91” × 2.83” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.6 cm = 0.59” × 0.24”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Quartz and other Species from the Montseny / Montnegre areas

In a small quarry near Barcelona, appeared good samples of smoky Quartz and exceptionally some Quartz Amethyst. Lots of local collectors go there on the weekends hoping to find the sample of their dreams. As we know many of them we hear about new finds and see the specimens found. Here are some of them. If you want to know more about La Selva Quartz please follow this link

Quartz (variety amethyst) with Microcline
 

NG8AL3: Scepter Quartz crystal (variety amethyst), with parallel growths in the lower parts, translucent, lustrous, and with very intense color. On a Microcline matrix.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Gerona / Girona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (10/2004)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.4 × 1.6 cm = 1.18” × 0.94” × 0.63”


minID: 9UV-TCT



Quartz (variety amethyst) with Microcline.
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Quartz (variety amethyst) on Quartz (variety smoky)
Quartz (variety amethyst) on Quartz (variety smoky).
Quartz (variety amethyst) on Quartz (variety smoky)  

TC60NG: Scepter growth of a Quartz crystal (amethyst variety), with parallel growths in the lower part, translucent, with bright luster and an intense color, embedded in a Quartz crystal (smoky variety)
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Gerona / Girona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (2008)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 2.8 × 3.2 cm = 1.81” × 1.10” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.7 cm = 1.38” × 1.06”




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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Microcline
 

NG12S6: Quartz amethyst from the finds of a few years ago, when the workings of the new high-speed train (AVE) crossed a mineralized area of the Montseny Mountains near Barcelona.
Soliva Quarry (AVE Quarry works), Can Sala, Riudarenes, Comarca La Selva, Gerona / Girona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (07/2006)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.3 × 2.5 cm = 2.44” × 2.09” × 0.98”




Quartz (variety amethyst) with Microcline.
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz. Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz.
 

MV27R9: Parallel growth of crystals on a base of white Quartz. Crystals are transparent, bright and have an excellent, very deep, color with color zoning specially concentrated on the edges.
Soliva Quarry (AVE Quarry works), Can Sala, Riudarenes, Comarca La Selva, Gerona / Girona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (2006)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 7.5 × 6.2 cm = 3.74” × 2.95” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.8 cm = 1.57” × 1.50”




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Quartz (variety amethyst) and Quartz (variety smoky)

Recorded under neon light
 

TC2240DKL: Quartz crystals (amethyst variety), partially doubly terminated and forming scepter growths on Quartz (smoky variety), with traces of a Microcline matrix. It comes from a unique find in a place discovered by Lluís Daunis and later lost.
We will send the buyer the autographed label from the Daunis collection.

Les Mallorquines, Sils, Comarca La Selva, Gerona / Girona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain

Specimen size: 10.4 × 6 × 4.3 cm = 4.09” × 2.36” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 5.7 × 3.5 cm = 2.24” × 1.38”

With copy of the handwritten note from the Lluís Daunis Collection



Quartz (variety amethyst) and Quartz (variety smoky).
Quartz (variety amethyst) and Quartz (variety smoky).
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Quartz (variety smoky) with Mica and Microcline
Quartz (variety smoky) with Mica and Microcline.

Recorded under neon light
 

TC280DGR: Single crystal of Quartz (smoky variety) bright, transparent, with a dense smoky color and with a little bit of Microcline matrix with Mica. We will send the buyer the autographed label from the Daunis collection.
Les Mallorquines, Sils, Comarca La Selva, Gerona / Girona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain

Specimen size: 6.5 × 2 × 1.6 cm = 2.56” × 0.79” × 0.63”

With handwritten note from the Lluís Daunis Collection



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Smoky Quartz with Microcline and Albite
 

NQ66W4: Single crystal of very deep colored smoky Quartz. It is transparent and bright and it is on a small matrix of Microcline and Albite, with leafy growths of Muscovite. The crystal shows a notable phantom growth at its termination.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Gerona / Girona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (04/2004)

Specimen size: 9.1 × 3.7 × 3.2 cm = 3.58” × 1.46” × 1.26”




Smoky Quartz with Microcline and Albite. Front
Front
Smoky Quartz with Microcline and Albite. Rear
Rear
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Quartz (variety smoky quartz) with Clinozoisite-Epidote and Microcline
Quartz (variety smoky quartz) with Clinozoisite-Epidote and Microcline.

Recorded under neon light
 

JMB12AP8: Two Quartz crystals, intense dark brown (smoky variety), transparent, lustrous, with a small, sharp crystal of Microcline and microcrystals of Clinozoisite-Epidote at the base and at the terminations.
Santa Coloma de Farners, Comarca La Selva, Gerona / Girona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (1977)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.8 × 2.5  cm = 1.61” × 1.10” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 1.3 cm = 1.61” × 0.51”

Former collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly



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Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky)
 

NP14AJ5: Microcline crystal with simple forms and skeletal growths and a smoky Quartz crystal with a very deep color and superficial recrystallization of white Quartz.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Gerona / Girona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (2004-2010)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 6.2 × 5.3 cm = 2.44” × 2.44” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 4.1 cm = 2.05” × 1.61”




Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky). Side
Side
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Microcline
Microcline. Microcline.
 

NJ6AI0: Aggregate of crystals with very well defined parallel growths, Manebach law twinned with a pale pink color.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Gerona / Girona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (±2006)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 8.5 × 3.4 cm = 3.39” × 3.35” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.75”




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Microcline with Albite and Quartz (variety smoky)
 

NF66AI7: Microcline crystals with very well defined Baveno-law twins, with a pale pinkish color, with a parallel smoky Quartz crystal and groups of white Albite crystals. The sample is from the Daunis collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Gerona / Girona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (2004-2010)

Specimen size: 9 × 7.5 × 5.6 cm = 3.54” × 2.95” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 5 × 3.2 cm = 1.97” × 1.26”




Microcline with Albite and Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Microcline with Albite and Quartz (variety smoky). Side
Side
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Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite and Microcline
Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite and Microcline. Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite and Microcline. Side
Side
 

NA47AM7: Very sharp smoky Quartz crystal, between transparent and translucent, with bright luster and very intense and uniform smoky tones, on a matrix of Albite and Microcline. From a little-known locality from which very few specimens were preserved, this being one of the best.
Els Saulons Quarry, Bigues i Riells, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (2015)

Specimen size: 11.1 × 6.7 × 6 cm = 4.37” × 2.64” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 11 × 6.7 cm = 4.33” × 2.64”




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Quartz (variety smoky) with Microcline
 

NB27AJ5: Very well defined smoky Quartz crystals with shades between gray and brown and on matrix with sharp Microcline crystals. From a more or less well-known locality but where only a few samples of this quality were collected.
Can Berenguer Hill, Gualba, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (2015)

Specimen size: 13.7 × 9.5 × 6.6 cm = 5.39” × 3.74” × 2.60”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 2 cm = 1.77” × 0.79”




Quartz (variety smoky) with Microcline. Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky) with Microcline. Top
Top
Quartz (variety smoky) with Microcline.
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Baryte
Baryte. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Baryte. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Baryte. Baryte.

Recorded under neon light
 

NAX89AP9: Vug of tabular Baryte crystals with good sharp terminations, lustrous, transparent and golden in color in most of the crystal, but with translucent white edges.
Excellent specimen for this historic locality, with the added advantage of not having Pyrite whose decomposition over the years could have harmed it.
Osor Mines, Osor, Comarca La Selva, Gerona / Girona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (1978)

Specimen size: 14.2 × 11.3 × 6.7 cm = 5.59” × 4.45” × 2.64”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.4 cm = 0.47” × 0.16”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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EUSKADI

Pyrite with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

JQQ12AP8: Pyrite crystals formed by cube and pyritohedron faces, with both forms very balanced, lustrous, and on matrix, with Quartz.
A quality specimen for this little known locality, it comes to us via the collection of Andrés Jimenez Shelly.
Larrako Quarry, Barrio de Larrasko, Arrigorriaga, Comarca Gran Bilbao, Vizcaya / Bizkaia, Basque Country (Euskadi)  Spain

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2 × 1.5 cm = 1.26” × 0.79” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.35” × 0.24”

Former collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly



Pyrite with Quartz. Front
Front
Pyrite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
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Sphalerite
Sphalerite. Sphalerite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NLA64AO5: Group of Sphalerite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, very lustrous and with small groups of Calcite.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and '90s, managed to collect many rarities from urban and peri-urban areas of northern Spain, very little disclosed before in the mineral collecting world.

Malaespera Mine, Barrio de la Peña, Bilbao, Comarca Gran Bilbao, Vizcaya / Bizkaia, Basque Country (Euskadi)  Spain

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 1.10” × 0.71” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.6 cm = 0.71” × 0.63”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



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Sphalerite with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
Sphalerite with Quartz
 

SV290NMP: Group of very sharp Sphalerite crystals, with the crystal faces perfectly defined and very lustrous. With small whitish Quartz crystals in distinct color contrast.
Coming from a current urban area in northern Spain, this type of specimen is very difficult to obtain nowadays and even less with this quality.
Malaespera Mine, Barrio de la Peña, Bilbao, Comarca Gran Bilbao, Vizcaya / Bizkaia, Basque Country (Euskadi)  Spain

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.17” × 1.34” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.47” × 0.39”




Sphalerite with Quartz. Sphalerite with Quartz.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite and Siderite
Sphalerite with Dolomite and Siderite. Sphalerite with Dolomite and Siderite.
 

NP27AA6: Druse of small, complex, twinned Sphalerite crystals, extraordinarily bright and transparent and with a very deep honey color. The matrix is partially coated by small, white Dolomite crystals and rhombohedral Siderite crystals. This mine is currently abandoned and flooded, and its old galleries are completely inaccessible.
Troya Mine, Mutiloa, Comarca Goyerri, Guipúzcoa / Gipuzkoa, Basque Country (Euskadi)  Spain (±1985)

Specimen size: 11.6 × 9.1 × 6.3 cm = 4.57” × 3.58” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.39” × 0.28”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite
 

EF50AJ5: Complex Sphalerite crystals, very large for the locality, transparent, very bright with a deep and intense honey color and partially coated by bright Chalcopyrite microcrystals.
Troya Mine, Mutiloa, Comarca Goyerri, Guipúzcoa / Gipuzkoa, Basque Country (Euskadi)  Spain

Specimen size: 14 × 11.3 × 7.8 cm = 5.51” × 4.45” × 3.07”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.47” × 0.39”




Sphalerite with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite. Sphalerite with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite.
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Malachite
Malachite. Malachite.

Recorded under neon light
 

JLB26AP8: Centered growths of acicular Malachite crystals ending in botryoidal terminations, with brilliant luster and an intense color, on a limonite matrix.
The specimen, a rarity for the locality, comes from the collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly.
Aizpea claim, Cerain mines, Zerain, Comarca Goyerri, Guipúzcoa / Gipuzkoa, Basque Country (Euskadi)  Spain

Specimen size: 6.9 × 3.3 × 5.9 cm = 2.72” × 1.30” × 2.32”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.5 cm = 0.47” × 0.20”

Former collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly



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EXTREMADURA

Arsenopyrite with Muscovite

Recorded under neon light
 

NBC12AQ0: Group of very sharp Arsenopyrite crystals, lustrous, with coatings of lamellar Muscovite crystals and with small Quartz crystals.
Somewhat different from what has been known up to now from this locality, it comes from recent discoveries in new work faces. It is very good news that the La Parrilla mine, one of the largest classic Spanish deposits, is yielding collectible specimens again.
La Parrilla Claim (new cut), Santa Amalia, Don Benito-Almoharín, Comarca Vegas Altas, Cáceres, Extremadura  Spain (07/2022)

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.9 × 1.3 cm = 0.83” × 0.75” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.1 cm = 0.51” × 0.43”




Arsenopyrite with Muscovite.
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Arsenopyrite with Muscovite
Arsenopyrite with Muscovite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NBZ13AQ0: Group of very sharp Arsenopyrite crystals, lustrous, with coatings of lamellar Muscovite crystals.
Somewhat different from what has been known up to now from this locality, it comes from recent discoveries in new work faces. It is very good news that the La Parrilla mine, one of the largest classic Spanish deposits, is yielding collectible specimens again.
La Parrilla Claim (new cut), Santa Amalia, Don Benito-Almoharín, Comarca Vegas Altas, Cáceres, Extremadura  Spain (07/2022)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2 × 2.2 cm = 0.91” × 0.79” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.59” × 0.55”




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Arsenopyrite with Muscovite

Recorded under neon light
 

NBY14AQ0: Group of very sharp Arsenopyrite crystals, lustrous, with coatings of lamellar Muscovite crystals.
Somewhat different from what has been known up to now from this locality, it comes from recent discoveries in new work faces. It is very good news that the La Parrilla mine, one of the largest classic Spanish deposits, is yielding collectible specimens again.
La Parrilla Claim (new cut), Santa Amalia, Don Benito-Almoharín, Comarca Vegas Altas, Cáceres, Extremadura  Spain (07/2022)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.3 × 1.9 cm = 1.10” × 0.91” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.6 cm = 0.59” × 0.24”




Arsenopyrite with Muscovite.
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Arsenopyrite with Muscovite
Arsenopyrite with Muscovite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NBT64AQ0: Group of very sharp Arsenopyrite crystals, lustrous, with coatings of lamellar Muscovite crystals.
Somewhat different from what has been known up to now from this locality, it comes from recent discoveries in new work faces. It is very good news that the La Parrilla mine, one of the largest classic Spanish deposits, is yielding collectible specimens again.
La Parrilla Claim (new cut), Santa Amalia, Don Benito-Almoharín, Comarca Vegas Altas, Cáceres, Extremadura  Spain (07/2022)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.7 × 1.1 cm = 1.18” × 1.06” × 0.43”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.7 cm = 0.55” × 0.28”




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Arsenopyrite with Muscovite

Recorded under neon light
 

NBR16AQ0: Group of very sharp Arsenopyrite crystals, lustrous, with coatings of lamellar Muscovite crystals and with small crystals of Quartz and Cassiterite.
Somewhat different from what has been known up to now from this locality, it comes from recent discoveries in new work faces. It is very good news that the La Parrilla mine, one of the largest classic Spanish deposits, is yielding collectible specimens again.
La Parrilla Claim (new cut), Santa Amalia, Don Benito-Almoharín, Comarca Vegas Altas, Cáceres, Extremadura  Spain (07/2022)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.6 × 1.9 cm = 1.34” × 1.02” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.71” × 0.55”




Arsenopyrite with Muscovite.
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Eglestonite with Calomel and Mercury
Eglestonite with Calomel and Mercury. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Eglestonite with Calomel and Mercury. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

NFR66AQ1: A novelty for Spanish mineralogy (see: La extraordinaria paragénesis de minerales de mercurio de Usagre)
Group of Eglestonite crystals -a mineral species produced by the alteration of other mercury minerals - with the dominant forms of the octahedron, on matrix, of a honey color, translucent, and completely filling a vug, as well as being dispersed in the rest of the piece. They are accompanied by Calomel crystals with an adamantine luster, and small Mercury droplets that are sustained thanks to their high surface tension.
Both of the mercury halide species have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
These minerals are photosensitive, blackening easily in sunlight and even under the light of a lamp, so we recommend keeping them in the dark.
Mariquita mining group, Cerro de las Minas, Usagre, Comarca Campiña Sur, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain (2015)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.8 × 1.5 cm = 1.10” × 0.71” × 0.59”

Very fluorescent long & short UV



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Eglestonite with Calomel and Mercury

Recorded under neon light
 

NHM27AQ1: A novelty for Spanish mineralogy (see: La extraordinaria paragénesis de minerales de mercurio de Usagre)
Group of Eglestonite crystals -a mineral species produced by the alteration of other mercury minerals - with the dominant forms of the octahedron, on matrix, with a honey color and translucency, completely filling a vug, as well as being dispersed on the rest of the piece. They are associated with Calomel crystals with an adamantine luster, and small Mercury droplets that are sustained thanks to their high surface tension.
Both of the mercury halide species have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
These minerals are photosensitive, blackening easily in sunlight and even under the light of a lamp, so we recommend keeping them in the dark.
The specimen comes from the Antonino Bueno collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Mariquita mining group, Cerro de las Minas, Usagre, Comarca Campiña Sur, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain (2015)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.9 × 3.2 cm = 2.28” × 1.54” × 1.26”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Antonino Bueno



Eglestonite with Calomel and Mercury. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Eglestonite with Calomel and Mercury. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Eglestonite with Calomel and Mercury
Eglestonite with Calomel and Mercury. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Eglestonite with Calomel and Mercury. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

NXT96AQ1: A novelty for Spanish mineralogy (see: La extraordinaria paragénesis de minerales de mercurio de Usagre)
Group of Eglestonite crystals -a mineral species produced by the alteration of other mercury minerals - with the dominant forms of the octahedron, on matrix, of a honey color, translucent, and completely filling a vug, as well as being dispersed in the rest of the piece. They are accompanied by Calomel crystals with an adamantine luster, and small Mercury droplets that are sustained thanks to their high surface tension.
Both of the mercury halide species have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
These minerals are photosensitive, blackening easily in sunlight and even under the light of a lamp, so we recommend keeping them in the dark.
Mariquita mining group, Cerro de las Minas, Usagre, Comarca Campiña Sur, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain (2015)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.2 × 2.2 cm = 2.36” × 1.65” × 0.87”

Very fluorescent long & short UV



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Eglestonite with Calomel and Mercury

Recorded under neon light
 

NFF89AQ0: A novelty for Spanish mineralogy (see: La extraordinaria paragénesis de minerales de mercurio de Usagre)
A group of Eglestonite crystals -an alteration mineral, product of other mercury minerals-, on matrix, green-colored and translucent. They are accompanied by small Calomel crystals with an adamantine luster and small drops of Mercury that hold together thanks to their high surface tension. The quality and color of this sample is exceptional, compared to other specimens from the same discovery. Both species of mercury halides have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
These minerals are photosensitive, easily blackening in sunlight and even in the light of a lamp, so we recommend keeping them out of the light.
This sample has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty in Sainte Marie 2023, in the magazine 'Le Règne Minéral' number 172, July-August 2023, page 23
Mariquita mining group, Cerro de las Minas, Usagre, Comarca Campiña Sur, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain (2015)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 3.6 × 5 cm = 4.13” × 1.42” × 1.97”

With analysis copy



Eglestonite with Calomel and Mercury. Eglestonite with Calomel and Mercury. Photo: Mark Mauthner
Photo: Mark Mauthner
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Quartz with Albite
Quartz with Albite. Front
Front
Quartz with Albite. Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

NQQ16AO0: Group of Quartz crystals with Albite, very aerial, translucent and lustrous. From a little-known locality from which not too many specimens have been preserved.
Embalse de Orellana, Orellana la Vieja, Comarca Vegas Altas, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain

Specimen size: 6.9 × 6.6 × 5.4 cm = 2.72” × 2.60” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 1.1 cm = 1.73” × 0.43”




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Gold
Gold  

NP26AM9: Gold nugget of considerable size for the deposit, lustrous, with cavities and small remnants of matrix.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number AU-81), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain (±2013)

Specimen size: 1.5 × 1.3 × 0.9 cm = 0.59” × 0.51” × 0.35”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar

Weight: 6.6 grams



Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
Gold. Side
Side
Gold. Rear
Rear
Order
Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
 

NH50AF0: Complete Gold nugget preserving rough octahedral crystalline forms, with relatively well preserved faces and edges.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.3 × 0.4 cm = 0.63” × 0.51” × 0.16”

Weight: 3.6 grams



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Gold with Quartz
 

NG49AF0: Leafy masses on a white Quartz matrix of skeletal Gold crystals with molds that have preserved the shape of disappeared Quartz crystals.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.5 × 1.9 cm = 0.63” × 0.59” × 0.75”

Weight: 3.4 grams



Gold with Quartz. Gold with Quartz.
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Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
Gold  

NT66AL0: Gold nugget with an elongated shape that retains rounded and deformed cubic crystals on the back. A representative of Spanish Golds, seldom easy to get.
The specimen is from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection, whose label and catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.1 × 0.7 cm = 0.91” × 0.43” × 0.28”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar

Weight: 8.60 grams

minID: 8VD-TNE



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LA RIOJA

Pyrite

Recorded under neon light
 

NBX90AP9: Very aerial group, on matrix, of sharp Pyrite crystals, shinier than usual for specimens from this historic locality (not to be confused with Navajún).
Valdeperillo, Cornago, Comarca Arnedo, La Rioja  Spain

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3 × 3.7 cm = 2.13” × 1.18” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.79” × 0.67”




Pyrite. Front
Front
Pyrite. Side
Side
Order
Pyrite
Pyrite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TC2160NYM: Very sharp Pyrite crystals, aerial on the matrix and free from damage, something not always a given for specimens from this locality.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 900), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, De Alcarama Range, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja  Spain (2021)

Specimen size: 11.6 × 11.3 × 7.2 cm = 4.57” × 4.45” × 2.83”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.6 cm = 1.02” × 1.02”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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MADRID (Community of Madrid)

Calcite after Gypsum
 

NL11AN2: Rosette aggregate of Calcite pseudomorphs after Gypsum crystals, translucent, with a certain luster and a uniform creamy white color. The specimen comes from a recent find in an area where we were not previously aware of the presence of these curious pseudomorphs. A rarity.
De Los Cazadores Ravine, Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Comarca Área metropolitana de Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (09/2020)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 6 × 4.9 cm = 2.99” × 2.36” × 1.93”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Calcite after Gypsum.
Order
Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite  

EF96AI8: Group of thick tabular Calcite crystals with very well defined geometrical zoning and on a Quartz matrix. The crystals have a considerable size for the locality.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Los Taberneros Quarry, (La Cabrera pluton), Los Taberneros, El Berrueco, Comarca Sierra Norte, Community of Madrid  Spain (05/2004)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 5 × 3.8 cm = 2.01” × 1.97” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2 cm = 1.22” × 0.79”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



Order
Prehnite with Orthoclase

Recorded under neon light
 

NRA46AN9: Very aerial group of Prehnite crystals, of good size for the locality, with crystal forms that are unusually sharp for the species, between translucent and transparent, with good luster and a greenish yellow color, on an Orthoclase matrix, associated with crystals of the Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series)
Isabel Quarry (La Saludadora Quarry), La Cabrera pluton, Valdemanco, Comarca Sierra de Guadarrama, Community of Madrid  Spain

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.7 × 3.2 cm = 2.13” × 1.85” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.39” × 0.35”




Prehnite with Orthoclase. Front
Front
Prehnite with Orthoclase. Rear
Rear
Prehnite with Orthoclase.
Order
Quartz (variety smoky) with inclusions and Orthoclase
Quartz (variety smoky) with inclusions and Orthoclase. Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky) with inclusions and Orthoclase. Rear
Rear
Quartz (variety smoky) with inclusions and Orthoclase  

SM130DAJ: Group of Quartz crystals (smoky variety), one of them clearly dominant and partially doubly terminated, with a normal termination at the lower end and a parallel polycrystalline growth in the upper part. The group, very rich in inclusions, conserves remains of an Orthoclase matrix.
The specimen comes from the Lluís Daunis collection.
(La Cabrera pluton), La Cabrera, Comarca Sierra Norte, Community of Madrid  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 4.3 × 4 cm = 3.78” × 1.69” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 8.2 × 4.3 cm = 3.23” × 1.69”

Former collection of Lluís Daunis



Order
Quartz (variety smoky quartz) with Orthoclase and Mica

Recorded under neon light
Quartz (variety smoky quartz) with Orthoclase and Mica
 

SV2240EGX: Group of Quartz crystals (smoky variety) implanted on a matrix of Orthoclase crystals twinned according to the Baveno law, and with a parallel aggregate of lamellar Mica crystals, probably Muscovite.
The specimen, of special interest due to its locality and size, comes from the collection of Raúl Sanabria, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Navazales Quarry (El Berrocal, Los Gallegos), La Cabrera pluton, Valdemanco - Bustarviejo, Comarca Sierra de Guadarrama, Community of Madrid  Spain (03/2001)

Specimen size: 14.4 × 11.6 × 6.7 cm = 5.67” × 4.57” × 2.64”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 3.5 cm = 1.77” × 1.38”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



Quartz (variety smoky quartz) with Orthoclase and Mica. Quartz (variety smoky quartz) with Orthoclase and Mica.
Quartz (variety smoky quartz) with Orthoclase and Mica.
Order
Clinozoisite-Epidote with Prehnite, Microcline and Quartz
Clinozoisite-Epidote with Prehnite, Microcline and Quartz. Front
Front
Clinozoisite-Epidote with Prehnite, Microcline and Quartz. Rear
Rear
Clinozoisite-Epidote with Prehnite, Microcline and Quartz.
 

NA6AC1: Radial aggregates of acicular crystals whose chemical composition is between Clinozoisite (dominant) and Epidote. The crystals are implanted on a matrix partially coated by clear green Prehnite aggregates, Orthoclase and Quartz crystals. The sample is from a large famous find in 1999 at the La Saludadora Quarry.
Isabel Quarry (La Saludadora Quarry), La Cabrera pluton, Valdemanco, Comarca Sierra de Guadarrama, Community of Madrid  Spain (03/1999)

Specimen size: 19.8 × 15.1 × 4.5 cm = 7.80” × 5.94” × 1.77”




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MURCIA (Region of Murcia)

Pyrolusite with Romanèchite
 

EA12AI3: Spheroidal Pyrolusite aggregates on a limonite matrix of bundles of crystals with finely but deeply striated faces. A considerable size and an extraordinarily bright luster contrasting with Romanéchite aggregates, powdery with a deep black color. The sample is of an extraordinary quality for the locality and even for the species.
Haití Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, San Ginés de la Jara, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (10/2017)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.8 × 2.2 cm = 1.73” × 1.50” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”




Pyrolusite with Romanèchite. Pyrolusite with Romanèchite.
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Pyrolusite with Romanèchite
Pyrolusite with Romanèchite. Pyrolusite with Romanèchite.
 

EC11AI3: Spheroidal Pyrolusite aggregates on a limonite matrix of bundles of crystals with finely but deeply striated faces. A considerable size and an extraordinarily bright luster contrasting with Romanéchite aggregates, powdery with a deep black color. The sample is of an extraordinary quality for the locality and even for the species.
Haití Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, San Ginés de la Jara, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (10/2017)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.5 × 3 cm = 2.20” × 1.38” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”




Order
Goethite

Recorded under neon light
Goethite
 

SM220NAA: Botryoidal and stalagmitic growths of Goethite, on a matrix of the same species, exhibiting iridescence of very vivid colors in which blue and reddish tones predominate. Of excellent quality for the deposit.
Haití Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, San Ginés de la Jara, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 18.8 × 8.7 × 6.2 cm = 7.40” × 3.43” × 2.44”




Goethite.
Goethite.
Order
Gypsum with inclusions
Gypsum with inclusions. Front
Front
Gypsum with inclusions. Side
Side
Gypsum with inclusions  

HM160EK: Group of Gypsum crystals, one of them clearly dominant and doubly terminated, with a very distinct “swallowtail” twin and abundant inclusions, on matrix.


La Dificultad Mine, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (1981-1985)

Specimen size: 13.7 × 7.2 × 4.5 cm = 5.39” × 2.83” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 12 × 5.2 cm = 4.72” × 2.05”




Order
Sphalerite with Siderite

Recorded under neon light
 

NVA13AN9: Twinned crystals of Sphalerite with very sharp and extraordinarily lustrous crystal forms, on a matrix covered by rhombohedral Siderite crystals. Very unusual for the locality.
This specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 775) whose label we will send to the buyer.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (2012)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.5 × 2.2 cm = 1.46” × 1.38” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Sphalerite with Siderite. Sphalerite with Siderite.
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Quartz with Siderite
Quartz with Siderite. Quartz with Siderite.
 

TE76AG0: Group of Quartz crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with a very short prism and coated by a second generation of micro-crystalline Quartz. With small Siderite crystals.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain

Specimen size: 9.8 × 7.2 × 6 cm = 3.86” × 2.83” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 4.6 cm = 2.17” × 1.81”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Order
Quartz with Siderite

Recorded under neon light
Quartz with Siderite
 

HM560NX: Group of Quartz crystals with a very short prism, good luster, and almost completely covered by a thin sheet of Siderite microcrystals.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (nº 601) whose label we will send to the buyer.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (1990)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 9.8 × 7.3 cm = 4.21” × 3.86” × 2.87”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 3.4 cm = 1.38” × 1.34”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

Former collection of Mariano Guillén



Quartz with Siderite. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
Quartz with Siderite. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Quartz with Calcite and Siderite
Quartz with Calcite and Siderite. Quartz with Calcite and Siderite.
 

TT67AG0: Group of Quartz crystals on matrix. They have a very short prism and are translucent with a pale amethyst color, and they are partially encrusted by white Calcite crystals and with small spheroidal Siderites.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain

Specimen size: 12.2 × 8.2 × 5.8 cm = 4.80” × 3.23” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.5 cm = 1.46” × 1.38”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Order
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Siderite

Recorded under neon light
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Siderite
 

SV340NEX: Druse formed by Quartz crystals (amethyst variety), on a Greenalite matrix, with a very short prism,
sharp, transparent, with great luster and a very light violet color, dotted with a multitude of light brown Siderite crystals, some more isolated and others forming spherical aggregates, with a satin luster and velvety appearance, very characteristic for specimens from this emblematic deposit in the La Unión mining district, the San Valentine cut.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain

Specimen size: 19.2 × 14.8 × 8.4 cm = 7.56” × 5.83” × 3.31”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.6 cm = 1.06” × 1.02”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Quartz (variety amethyst) with Siderite.
Order
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Siderite
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Siderite. Quartz (variety amethyst) with Siderite.

Recorded under neon light
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Siderite
 

NA70AN2: Druse of Quartz crystals (amethyst variety) with a very short prism, translucent, with good luster and a pale magenta-violet color, partially covered by small groups of Siderite crystals.
This piece comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 603) whose label we will send to the buyer. Of exceptional quality for the locality.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain

Specimen size: 19.4 × 13.4 × 7.8 cm = 7.64” × 5.28” × 3.07”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.8 cm = 1.18” × 1.10”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Siderite with Quartz
Siderite with Quartz  

NB89AL3: Powerful group of Quartz crystals displaying a dipyramidal habit, as the prism is mostly absent, covered by an epigenetic growth of small Siderite crystals. The size of the Quartz crystals and the quality of the piece is much higher than what is usually found in this deposit.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection, whose label we will send to the buyer along with a small poster that certifies that this specimen was displayed in the “Minerals of the Mediterranian 2014” exhibition at the 2014 Expominer Show.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (±1990)

Specimen size: 14.7 × 9.3 × 5.5 cm = 5.79” × 3.66” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 3.1 cm = 1.38” × 1.22”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

minID: EQY-AR7



Siderite with Quartz. Siderite with Quartz.
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Cerussite after Anglesite with Goethite
Cerussite after Anglesite with Goethite. Front
Front
Cerussite after Anglesite with Goethite. Side
Side
Cerussite after Anglesite with Goethite. Cerussite after Anglesite with Goethite.
 

ET99AK7: Fans of twinned Cerussite crystals pseudomorphing Anglesite and subsequently coated by iridescent Goethite with a rainbow of colors dominated by yellow. This piece comes from the Mariano Guillén collection and both for the size of the crystals and the intensity of color represents just about the best known for this locality, which in fact is the only one that yields these curious formations.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (±1995)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4 × 4.3 cm = 2.17” × 1.57” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2 cm = 1.18” × 0.79”




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Cerussite on Goethite
Cerussite on Goethite  

HM90NTA: Flattened crystals of Cerussite, very sharp, twinned, between translucent and transparent and with a yellowish white color.On matrix, with Goethite.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (1990)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 6.9 × 5.5 cm = 2.87” × 2.72” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.7 cm = 0.63” × 0.28”




Cerussite on Goethite. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cerussite on Goethite. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
Azurite with Malachite  

TQ98AI7: Azurite crystals with a lenticular shape, translucent, very bright and implanted on a limonite matrix coated by surfaces and spheroidal aggregates of Malachite with a silky luster. Of the best quality for the locality. The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
San Juan Bautista concession, San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (1980-1985)

Specimen size: 14.8 × 13.3 × 4.8 cm = 5.83” × 5.24” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.5 cm = 0.43” × 0.20”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Order
Baryte

Recorded under neon light
Baryte
 

TC2140NR: Floater group of fine tabular Baryte crystals, one of them clearly dominant, translucent and with an intense and uniform sea-blue color.
San Jorge mining group, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (2015)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.9 × 2.7 cm = 2.05” × 1.93” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.4 cm = 1.38” × 0.94”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Baryte.
Order
Baryte
Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Top
Top
 

NM27AK8: Group of fine tabular Baryte crystals, very sharp, translucent, very lustrous and deep blue. The specimen, a Portman classic of excellent quality, comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (No. 331) whose label we will send to the buyer.
San Jorge mining group, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (2015)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 2.8 × 2.7 cm = 2.13” × 1.10” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.3 cm = 1.22” × 0.91”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

minID: RYF8AL



Order
Sphalerite with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
Sphalerite with Quartz
 

SV2160TFX: Aggregate of very sharp Sphalerite crystals (variety marmatite), with very well defined spinel-law twinning, intense black color, very lustrous, and aerial.
Although it might appear that this specimen comes from the Trepča mining complex, its origin is really the José Maestre tunnel in the La Unión-Cartagena mining district, Spain, and it has a high quality compared to the specimens we usually see from there.
José Maestre Tunnel, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.7 × 1.3 cm = 2.28” × 2.24” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 0.63” × 0.59”




Sphalerite with Quartz. Sphalerite with Quartz.
Order
Sphalerite with Quartz
Sphalerite with Quartz. Sphalerite with Quartz.
 

MR88AJ5: Groups of complex twinned Sphalerite crystals with the dominant forms of a tetrahedron, bright black and on matrix with small Quartz crystals.
José Maestre Tunnel, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain

Specimen size: 12.8 × 11.8 × 5.3 cm = 5.04” × 4.65” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.47” × 0.43”




Order
Baryte
Baryte  

TC190NR: Very aerial group of Baryte crystals in polycrystalline growths, translucent, with good luster and a snow-white color. From a locality where no others have been found for a long time.
Cola de Caballo Cove, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (1990)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 7.6 × 5.2 cm = 4.02” × 2.99” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 4 cm = 1.69” × 1.57”




Baryte. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Baryte. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Galena with Siderite and Calcite
Galena with Siderite and Calcite. Galena with Siderite and Calcite.
 

NE27AK8: Cubic crystals with small octahedron faces, lustrous and on matrix, on Siderite druse with white Calcite coatings. A Galena of excellent quality for the locality that comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (No. 501) whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Gaviota Mine, Cola de Caballo Cove, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (2017)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 5.2 × 5.5 cm = 4.21” × 2.05” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 2 × 2 cm = 0.79” × 0.79”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

minID: HAGWLU



Order
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite

Recorded under neon light
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite
 

SV220NBX: Group of Pyrrhotite crystals with hexagonal outlines, fully pseudomorphed by small, but very bright, Pyrite crystals covering the old crystals of Pyrrhotite, and with small carbonate crystals scattered on top of the Pyrite crystals. This association of sulfides and carbonates is a classic of this old mine in the La Union mining district.
Tomasa Mine, La Fortuna, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.5 × 4.4 cm = 3.31” × 2.56” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.9 cm = 1.18” × 0.75”




Pyrite after Pyrrhotite.
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite.
Order
Cerussite coating Galena
Cerussite coating Galena.

Recorded under neon light
 

TRB66AP9: Growth of white Cerussite microcrystals that completely cover a group of cubo-octahedral crystals of Galena. A genetic curiosity, very unusual, but typical of this deposit.
Mina Rómulo, Collado La Mina, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (±1992)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.8 × 3.6 cm = 2.40” × 1.89” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 3.9 × 3.4 cm = 1.54” × 1.34”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Order
Galena with Cerussite, Quartz and Dolomite (variety Fe-bearing dolomite)

Recorded under neon light
Galena with Cerussite, Quartz and Dolomite (variety Fe-bearing dolomite)
 

SV2180TBX: Cubo-octahedral crystal of Galena, of considerable size, partially covered by a multitude of tiny Cerussite crystals, hosted in a matrix formed of iron-rich Dolomite and associated with a large group of Quartz crystals, some of them doubly terminated.
A curious specimen due to its genetics and for being from the Rómulo mine in the La Unión-Cartagena mining district, very difficult to get nowadays.
Mina Rómulo, Collado La Mina, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (±1992)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 7.4 × 4 cm = 4.13” × 2.91” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.7 cm = 1.22” × 1.06”




Galena with Cerussite, Quartz and Dolomite (variety Fe-bearing dolomite). Galena with Cerussite, Quartz and Dolomite (variety Fe-bearing dolomite).
Order
Galena with Cerussite and Dolomite (variety Fe-bearing dolomite)
Galena with Cerussite and Dolomite (variety Fe-bearing dolomite). Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
Galena with Cerussite and Dolomite (variety Fe-bearing dolomite).

Recorded under neon light
Galena with Cerussite and Dolomite (variety Fe-bearing dolomite)
 

SV440NVX: Interesting specimen formed by Galena crystals with the predominant forms of the cube and partially covered by Cerussite crystals as an alteration product, accompanied by a rich group of small crystals of Dolomite rich in iron with a very deep brown color. Finally, decorated with small, very sharp Quartz crystals on the Dolomite. Very different from what has been known previously from this mine.
Mina Rómulo, Collado La Mina, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain

Specimen size: 11.8 × 8.8 × 5.2 cm = 4.65” × 3.46” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 3.1 cm = 1.61” × 1.22”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Order
Quartz (two generations)

Recorded under neon light
 

TZR48AP9: Group of Quartz crystals, many of them doubly terminated, that have been totally covered by a second generation of milky microcrystals of the same Quartz, leaving highly visible white growths.
The specimen comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez Pérez (number 2666), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Los Pajaritos-Cabezo de Don Juan Ravine, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain

Specimen size: 10.4 × 9.2 × 4.8 cm = 4.09” × 3.62” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.2 cm = 1.57” × 1.26”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Quartz (two generations). Quartz (two generations).
Order
Quartz (variety amethyst)
Quartz (variety amethyst). Quartz (variety amethyst).
 

NR67AL5: Group of Quartz crystals (variety amethyst) with a short prism, transparent, very bright and pale violet in color, with a more intense tone at the edges and at the vertices. High quality for the deposit.
The piece comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (no. 610), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Los Pajaritos-Cabezo de Don Juan Ravine, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain

Specimen size: 9 × 8.4 × 6.1 cm = 3.54” × 3.31” × 2.40”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.1 cm = 1.46” × 1.22”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

minID: WYF-7DH



Order
Quartz after Aragonite
Quartz after Aragonite  

XM140TC: Group of crystals, very aerial and on matrix, of Quartz pseudomorphs after Aragonite, an unusual substitution and, in this case, also very aesthetic. The crystals have recognizable crystal shapes, and are translucent and white. The specimen comes from the Alain Martaud collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Los Pajaritos-Cabezo de Don Juan Ravine, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (1980-1985)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 7.8 × 9 cm = 4.13” × 3.07” × 3.54”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Quartz after Aragonite.
Quartz after Aragonite.
Quartz after Aragonite.
Order
Galena after Pyrrhotite and with Sphalerite
Galena after Pyrrhotite and with Sphalerite. Galena after Pyrrhotite and with Sphalerite.
 

NX86AJ7: Cubo-octahedral Galena crystals in tabular growths, pseudomorphous after Pyrrhotite, with Sphalerite. Although they were previously known in the area the specimen is from a very recent find.
Sultana open pit, Cabezo de Ponce, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (11/2018)

Specimen size: 10.1 × 5.7 × 4.1 cm = 3.98” × 2.24” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.98” × 0.43”




Order
Baryte
Baryte  

HM190NX: Group on matrix of glossy tabular crystals with a snow-white color. The specimen comes from a mine that has produced very few quality specimens, via the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 190), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Marisol Mine, Barranco Las Nogueras, Campos de Golf, Atamaría, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (2012)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 8.5 × 6.2 cm = 4.41” × 3.35” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 7.5 × 3 cm = 2.95” × 1.18”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Baryte.
Order
Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions
Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions. Front
Front
Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions. Side
Side
Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions.
 

NR14AM1: Druse of complex Calcite crystals that are very rich in faces, clearly dominated by scalenohedron faces and rhombohedron terminations, shinier and 'cleaner' than usual in this type of specimen. The crystals are translucent and brownish gray due to the inclusions of Chalcophanite, which also forms the matrix.
Herculano Mine, El Puntal, Campos de Golf, Atamaría, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.2 ×  5 cm = 3.31” × 2.44” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.2 cm = 0.79” × 0.47”




Order
Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions
 

NT14AM1: Druse of complex Calcite crystals that are very rich in faces, clearly dominated by scalenohedron faces and rhombohedron terminations, shinier and 'cleaner' than usual in this type of specimen. The crystals are translucent and brownish gray due to the inclusions of Chalcophanite, which also forms the matrix.
Herculano Mine, El Puntal, Campos de Golf, Atamaría, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain

Specimen size: 9.4 × 7.2 × 4.2 cm = 3.70” × 2.83” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.63” × 0.24”




Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions. Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions.
Order
Baryte with Quartz
Baryte with Quartz. Front
Front
Baryte with Quartz. Side
Side
Baryte with Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
Baryte with Quartz
 

SV2360NCX: Group of Baryte crystals that form bright leafy aggregates, sharp and interpenetrated with each other. One crystal is adorned at the end by tiny, totally water-clear Quartz crystals.
Comes from a mine that has become swallowed by the peri-urban nucleus of Vista Alegre, in the mining district of La Unión-Cartagena.
San Camilo Mine, Vista Alegre, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain

Specimen size: 12.2 × 10.9 × 7.6 cm = 4.80” × 4.29” × 2.99”

Main crystal size: 8 × 3 cm = 3.15” × 1.18”




Order
Sulphur with Calcite
Sulphur with Calcite  

NF86AN0: Group of Sulphur crystals on matrix with sharp crystal forms, translucent, with an intense color and larger than usual for this deposit. With spheroidal aggregates of small white Calcite crystals.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number AZR-1), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Sulphur Mines, La Serrata, Lorca, Comarca Alto Guadalentín, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain

Specimen size: 9 × 7 × 6 cm = 3.54” × 2.76” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.2 cm = 0.63” × 0.47”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Sulphur with Calcite. Sulphur with Calcite.
Order
Conichalcite with Baryte and Gypsum
Conichalcite with Baryte and Gypsum.
Conichalcite with Baryte and Gypsum  

TC260NVA: Druse of white Baryte crystals with a lenticular habit, with Gypsum and coatings of intense green microcrystals of Conichalcite (analyzed)
Santa Isabel cut, De Enmedio Range, Almendricos, Lorca, Comarca Alto Guadalentín, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (12/2020)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 5.7 × 5.6 cm = 3.07” × 2.24” × 2.20”

With analysis copy



Order
Conichalcite with Baryte and Gypsum
Conichalcite with Baryte and Gypsum  

TC290BRB: Druse of white Baryte crystals with a lenticular habit, with Gypsum and coatings of intense green microcrystals of Conichalcite (analyzed)
Santa Isabel cut, De Enmedio Range, Almendricos, Lorca, Comarca Alto Guadalentín, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (12/2020)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.8 × 5 cm = 3.31” × 2.68” × 1.97”

With analysis copy



Conichalcite with Baryte and Gypsum.
Order

NAVARRE (Autonomous Community of Navarre)

Baryte
Baryte.

Recorded under neon light
 

JXE9AP8: Floater tabular Baryte crystal with parallel growths, translucent, with very good luster and an intense and uniform yellow color.
The specimen, from a quarry little known for collection-quality specimens, comes from the collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly.
Armasa Quarry, Lesaka, Comarca Cinco Villas, Chartered Community of Navarre (Navarre)  Spain

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1.8 × 0.7 cm = 1.06” × 0.71” × 0.28”

Former collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly



Order
Calcite (twinned)

Recorded under neon light
 

JBF76AP8: Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and very aerial on the matrix, with a very evident, transparent, lustrous and colorless contact twin.
The specimen, from a quarry little known for twinned specimens, comes from the collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly.
Arambeltz Quarry, Ziordia (Ciordia), Comarca Barranca, Chartered Community of Navarre (Navarre)  Spain

Specimen size: 5.7 × 5 × 3.9 cm = 2.24” × 1.97” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2 cm = 1.26” × 0.79”

Former collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly



Calcite (twinned). Front
Front
Calcite (twinned). Rear
Rear
Order

Eugui

The Eugui quarry in Navarre is famous for its specimens of twinned, transparent or translucent Dolomite. While the quarry is still active, specimens are only found from time to time. In 1997 to 1998 a significant number were found and over the last few years a few more have appeared.

Dolomite with Magnesite
Dolomite with Magnesite. Front
Front
Dolomite with Magnesite. Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
Dolomite with Magnesite
 

JEM96AP8: Rhombohedral Dolomite crystals, transparent, very lustrous, colorless and on matrix, with lenticular Magnesite crystals.
This specimen has a very different crystallography than usual, and comes from the collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly and was previously in the Folch collection (duplicates) whose handwritten label we will attach.
Asturreta Quarry, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Chartered Community of Navarre (Navarre)  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.9 × 3.3 cm = 2.48” × 1.93” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.4 cm = 1.10” × 0.94”

Former collection Folch (duplicates)

Former collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly



Order
Dolomite
 

MR90AH7: Aerial group of sharp rhombohedral Dolomite crystals that are twinned and bright, between transparent and translucent, with phantom growths and fine alignments of black globular growths, probably Graphite, a Spanish classic.
Azcárate Quarry, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Chartered Community of Navarre (Navarre)  Spain

Specimen size: 8 × 7 × 5.5 cm = 3.15” × 2.76” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 3 cm = 1.34” × 1.18”




Dolomite. Dolomite.
Order
Dolomite
Dolomite.
Dolomite.
Dolomite.

Recorded under neon light
Dolomite
 

SV490MRX: Group of very sharp Dolomite crystals, two of them clearly dominant, rhombohedral and
with very marked, transparent and lustrous penetration twins. With internal growth figures and external sprinklings of very tiny Chalcopyrite crystals.
Azcárate Quarry, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Chartered Community of Navarre (Navarre)  Spain (1998)

Specimen size: 10.4 × 9.7 × 9 cm = 4.09” × 3.82” × 3.54”

Main crystal size: 7.5 × 5.4 cm = 2.95” × 2.13”

Former collection of Jaume Vilalta



Order
Dolomite (twinned)

Recorded under neon light
Dolomite (twinned)
 

SV480EFX: Group of very sharp Dolomite crystals, two of them clearly dominant, rhombohedral, with
very marked penetration twins, between transparent and translucent, in rock matrix. Worthy of note is a great dark phantom in the main crystal, quite uncommon in such a size in specimens from this locality. A classic for Spanish mineralogy and especially for this species.
Azcárate Quarry, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Chartered Community of Navarre (Navarre)  Spain

Specimen size: 12.5 × 11.8 × 10.2 cm = 4.92” × 4.65” × 4.02”

Main crystal size: 6.6 × 4 cm = 2.60” × 1.57”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



Dolomite (twinned). Dolomite (twinned).
Dolomite (twinned). Dolomite (twinned).
Order
Dolomite (twinned)
Dolomite (twinned).

Recorded under neon light
Dolomite (twinned)
 

HM780EM: Group of very sharp rhombohedral Dolomite crystals, transparent, with good luster, a slightly gray color and on matrix. An excellent Spanish classic.


Asturreta Quarry, 'el pozo', Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Chartered Community of Navarre (Navarre)  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 14.5 × 11.8 × 6.8 cm = 5.71” × 4.65” × 2.68”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 3 cm = 2.17” × 1.18”




Order
Aragonite

Recorded under neon light
 

JLX27AP8: Very aerial group of tapered Aragonite crystals with very sharp terminations, between transparent and translucent and cream-colored.
A Spanish classic that comes from the collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly.
Azcárate Quarry, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Chartered Community of Navarre (Navarre)  Spain (1999)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 5.9 × 4.2 cm = 4.02” × 2.32” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.1 cm = 1.57” × 0.43”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly



Aragonite. Aragonite.
Order

VALENCIA (Valencian Community)

Gypsum
Gypsum.

Recorded under neon light
 

NXM10AQ0: Very sharp floater crystal of Gypsum, doubly terminated and with an “arrow” habit. Completely transparent and very lustrous.
Segorbe, Comarca Alto Palancia, Castellón / Castelló, Valencian Community / Comunitat Valenciana  Spain

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2 × 1.4 cm = 1.77” × 0.79” × 0.55”




Order
Gypsum

Recorded under neon light
 

JAF14AP8: Prismatic Gypsum crystals on matrix, many of them very elongated, with good terminations, transparent, with good luster and a deep red color due to clay inclusions stained by Hematite.
A Spanish classic that comes from the collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly.
Chella, Comarca Canal de Navarrés, Valencia / València, Valencian Community / Comunitat Valenciana  Spain

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5 × 4.7 cm = 2.91” × 1.97” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 0.1 cm = 1.10” × 0.04”

Former collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly



Gypsum. Gypsum.
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